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UPDATE (08/2013): While it's true, I am still a very private person; being here on SP has helped me to open up some. My confidence is growing and I've found so many wonderful friends who support and encourage me. I'm gaining more than I bargained for by joining SP. All I can say to someone new reading this is jump right on in and be active. You'll discover some pretty wonderful things!

Original Intro (02/2011): I'm here because I need to be. I'm a very private person who needs to make a change. I was always very fit and active - never really had a problem there. But, in college, I was diagnosed with a hereditary thyroid disorder and managed to gain 60 pounds right before my wedding despite diet and lots of activity (volleyball, flag football, archery and swimming). It wasn't exactly inspiring. I spent the final fitting for my gown in tears. That was nearly 20 years ago.

Knowing that there's a reason for the weight gain is of little comfort and doesn't make the loss any easier. Since the initial gain, I've been busy with graduate school, family and work. But, now, my most recent blood work has been a new wake call for me. I need to stop pretending I'll be okay and stop making everyone else the top priority. My thyroid is getting worse; but that's easily treatable. What worries me more are the results that indicate I'm on the fast track to heart problems and diabetes.

So, I'm too embarrassed to go to the gym. Like I said I'm very private and was very fit in the past. I think I'm much better when I've got to be accountable. So, I'm starting here and making myself available and accountable. We'll see how it goes...


Member Since: 2/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 122,576

My Goals:
To get fit:
*physically fit
*mentally fit
*emotionally fit


My Program:
1. Cardio daily.
2. Blog daily.
3. ST 6 times per week.
4. Track my nutrition.
5. Track my fitness.
6. Keep it going!



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  • v BARBIEE52
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    Enjoy every bit of today.
    Pretend you are four, giggle, smile, be a little bit silly,
    forget about the not-so-nice stuff, just enjoy it!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Wishing you a Wonderful Week emoticon emoticon emoticon
    24 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ~~ emoticon ~~8 things you didn't know about laughter~~ emoticon ~~

    1. In groups, women laugh more than men.
    2. Laughter is said to improve alertness, creativity, and memory.
    3. Most people cannot laugh at command.
    4. The sound of laughter is not associated with any one laugage.
    5. One good belly laugh burns about 3.5 calories.
    6. Gelotology is the study of humor & laughter.
    7. Healthy people laugh about 100 to 400 times a day.
    8. That's about 2,800 times a week or 146, 000 times a year.

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    You laugh, I laugh...you cry, I cry.
    You fall, I laugh, then fall too, because I was laughing too hard.
    I laugh even harder when I try to explain why I'm laughing.

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    My favorite pain is in my stomach when my friends make me laugh too hard.
    Nothing compares with the stomach ache I get from laughing with my
    best friend..that awkward moment when you can't stop laughing while
    telling a joke, and when you're finally done, your friend doesn't even get it.

    emoticon Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects
    Please take it regularly emoticon

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a Day Filled With Laughter emoticon emoticon emoticon

    emoticon emoticon Sending "Laughing" ((((((HUGS)))))) & "Smiles emoticon emoticon
    51 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon "One Day Before emoticon Christmas Day emoticon emoticon

    It's finally come down to one for trying to get everything done.
    I know I've forgotten to buy gifts, or sent cards to everyone.
    Some baking was overdone and all the cleaning didn't get all done.
    But even though it's not all done, that's not what is important to everyone.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    What's really important is the true meaning of Christmas and the gifts of
    Peace, Hope, Love, & Happiness that we celebrate and share
    with our family, and our friends we know and love, and to others
    (to far away from home, or have no one at all) who need our love.
    emoticon emoticon So now I'm wishing everyone to celebrate emoticon emoticon
    emoticon emoticon ""A JOYFUL, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE"" emoticon emoticon
    ~Barb~
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    66 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon 3 Days Before Christmas emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon How fast this year has gone by for me.
    emoticon The days before Christmas are only down to three
    emoticon I have my lights on the tree emoticon
    emoticon The many colors that I see emoticon
    emoticon It looks so pretty to me emoticon
    emoticon So I'm hoping the people I will see will agree with me. emoticon
    ~Barb~
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    68 days ago
  • v NATURE_INSPIRED
    ❄️ ⛄ 🎅 🦌 ⛸️ 🐧 🎁 🎄 🕯️✨
    ~ *H*A*P*P*Y* ~ *H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S ~
    ❄️ ⛄ 🎅 🦌 ⛸️ 🐧 🎁 🎄 🕯️✨
    🛷 🌟 ~*C*H*R*I*S*~ 🛷 🌟
    xoxoxo Annie
    70 days ago
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