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Friday, January 10, 2014

Progress in 2013--Goals for 2014
Since becoming a member in May, my life has changed so much. I have taken better care of myself, not only in eating and exercise, but in my personal life as well. SP and the friends I have made have given me: an awareness of happiness, and how important it is to be able to keep that happiness in my life. I now believe I am worthy of this after believing I wasn't for a huge part of my life. I have learned to love myself, and to be able to stand up for myself, and truly believe in myself. And I give a big thanks to a lot of wonderful friends who have helped me along the way. It has taken a lot of work, time, and energy to be able to accomplish this, and I still think its going to take more work, but one day at a time. That alone is a goal for 2014, along with healthy eating, exercise, and being able to lose 5-7 pounds. Being able to spend more time with my Mom is my number one goal, as I do not know how much time she has. Since she had her stroke, she has become much, much weaker, and struggles with things compared to a few months ago. So I will treasure each and every moment I am able to spend with her.
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    Glad you ♥ yourself!! I wabt to as well
    2227 days ago
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    loving myself is what I have to work on for sure. I have a tough time with that. I am working towards that. sounds like you are making a lot of progress.
    2228 days ago
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    Keep your focus....plan your work and work your plan and you will come out on top!
    2228 days ago
  • SILLI1978
    Those are great goal. Spending time with you mom is some thing that you always remember.
    2229 days ago
  • no profile photo PREACHERLADY565
    You are on the right track! Keep up the good work!
    2230 days ago
    I'm so glad Spark has been a forum for you to receive all the support and encouragement you deserve.
    I hope you know you're one of the people who makes SparkPeople special - I'm so honored to call you my SparkFriend!
    May this year prove even more rewarding than the one past!
    2231 days ago
    Enjoy your time with your Mom! Keep up the amazing job -you are a wonderful person and well worth the effort! emoticon
    2232 days ago
    You have made awesome progress in 2013! Learning to love yourself is fundamental to achieving the success we seek. I also love your goals for 2014.
    2233 days ago
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    Very beautiful and touching blog, Barb! Thanks for sharing. I didn't start the OWL desk challenge since I have so much going on so I am very proud of you. Thanks for sharing your success since it motivates me too. emoticon YOU ARE emoticon
    2233 days ago
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    Your words are an inspiration to me and things I want to achieve in my life as well. I'm so glad you're able to spend so much time with your mom. I'm sure it helps her, and it probably helps you even more.
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    2233 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    emoticon so happy you had such wonderful success in 2013 with learning the importance of happiness and loving yourself. I love your goal to spend as much time as possible with your mom; I still miss my mom after 14+ years. emoticon emoticon
    2234 days ago
  • LUANN7
    My mom turned 80 today and is in a nursing home and I like you treasure every moment. Keep up the good work-your an amazing person.
    2234 days ago
    It's good that you are able to have time with your mom. This is precious time and I'm sure you and she will find blessings together. Thank you for sharing "you" with us. emoticon
    2234 days ago
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