500,000-749,999 SparkPoints 658,256

BARBIEE52 is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Interact with BARBIEE52
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

By learning to eat healthier, hopefully I will be healthier, and reap some of the rewards by accomplishing that. I love walking and biking. I also enjoy the outdoors, volunteering, being with family and friends, reading, doing puzzles. I am just learning to enjoy these things again after a long period of doing none of these due to health, and circumstances in my life. I am hoping to be able to start "living" again, and feel I am off to a good start by joining Sparkpeople, for I feel a new "spark" in my life that has not been there for a very long time.

Member Since: 5/3/2013

Fitness Minutes: 168,968

My Goals:
Since I've joined SP, I have been able to accomplish some of these goals that I have listed..I've lost 7 lbs., and am maintaining. I am eating so much healthier, eating some foods that I never thought I ever would. My exercise minutes has gone up, and I am really feeling so much healthier. (These were my goals when I joined SP.... to lose 7 lbs., learn healthier eating, build walking to 10,000 steps a day, and overall, take better care of myself, as I have learned, that no one can do it for me!!

My Program:
Walking everyday, (slowly increasing), logging into SP everyday, eating required amounts daily, daily readings, rewarding myself if I do a "good" job, organize something in my life, whether big or small, personal, or otherwise.

Personal Information:
My name is Barb. I am 66, divorced, and have no children. I am, however, a foster grandma to 125 fifth graders. This is my fourth year, & I have found it to be one of the best things to happen to me in a long, long time. I cannot tell you how much those kids have done for me. Compared to a few years ago, my life has turned around completely-all for the best. Meeting & becoming friends here on SP has also made a HUGE difference in my life...I never thought it was possible to have so many caring, supportive friends. Some have become like "sisters" to me..

Other Information:
I am from East Grand Forks, MN. Even though it can be "bitterly" cold in the winter, I love living here and enjoy all 4 seasons!
I love to go biking, enjoy walking, working out, being outdoors, flowers, reading, spending time with friends, volunteering, going to rummage sales & thrift stores, and I love football, and hockey, and am an avid fan of MN VIKINGS & MN WILD!!
I also love to read Mysteries (James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, John Sanford just to name a few)

Read More About BARBIEE52 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated October 30)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
My Ticker:
 December Minutes: 340
Login to Leave Comment
  • v BROOKE008
    Hi Barb! My weekend was pretty good with the exception of the scale not moving. I feel like I'm losing though, so maybe I'm gaining muscle. Who knows? I did some fun things this weekend.... but I can't wait to get through this work week! haha, I hope you have a great one!!

    2334 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    Just dropping by to say hi and wish you a successful week. I am trying to plan for a successful week. I started my day off with my walk so life couldn't get in the way.

    My quote today comes from Norman Vincent Peale:

    Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

    Have a Marvelous Monday! emoticon emoticon
    2334 days ago
    Good morning Barb. I just got ur comment from yesterday. Thank u so much. My weekend was good. Hope the week goes just as good. Hope u have another fun week. Hope its great.
    Theresa emoticon
    By the way I love the pics of wolves. I am a wolf collector myself. I collect Indians and wolves.
    2334 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/15/2013 9:13:10 AM
    "One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day."
    Happy Monday.
    2335 days ago
  • v TONYAB2000
    Hi Barb! emoticon I'm glad you had a great week and a good weekend. There were a few bumps in my road but overall we had a good one. I look forward to the coming week because we have family visiting from Georgia that we haven't seen since Thanksgiving. I'm excited! Hope you have a wonderful week.

    Tonya emoticon
    2335 days ago