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Me & Larry, my husband & best friend - November, 2006

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My monkeys in a tree! (my grandchildren)

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Me at 180#-1 week prior to joining SP-Thanksgiving 2006


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Hi everyone! I'm Barb from Ohio. I came upon this site by accident. Had joined Nutra-System but didn't like it. Too expensive and the food was not all that great...but their site was great. So that gave me incentive to look for a site that I could use daily to 'again' start my road to weight loss. Am tired of being tired, huffing and puffing and feeling old! Look forward to talking with any and all of you!

Member Since: 12/8/2006

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My Goals:
My goals: to lose 33 lbs and to regain strength and flexibility through exercise. Need to lower my BP and cholesterol also to avoid starting medication.

My Program:
Joined Sparkpeople and will log in daily to monitor my progress and to talk with others. Drink my water, follow my exercise plan daily.

Personal Information:
I've been on many diets and lost many times only to gain it all back- old story. But now that I'm older, my health is being effected. I have a husband who is 14 years younger (been together 11 years) and I need to be able to keep up with him!!! He's also gained weight and is concerned about his health. We are best friends and do everything together. So I not only joined Sparkpeople for me but him also. Life is precious and I don't want to waste it on not being able to live mine to the fullest!

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I love to garden, can, camp and campfire cook. My husband and I have a permanent campsite close to the PA border where we spend every weekend during the summer. We have 3 large dogs- a yellow lab, collie and siberian husky ( rescues)who all go with us. That's a trip!!! One of our downfalls when it comes to lifestyle changes, we love to have our beers around a campfire with friends!

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    Just stopping by to check out your page. I love the picture of the grandchildren in the tree. Too cute. We have a wonderful group, Christian Women over Fifty. Very nice gals, if you'd like stop by and check out our group. Take care and have fun camping. D.
    4971 days ago
    Hey! Thanks for your kind comments on my SparkPage and WELCOME to SparkPeople! Looks like we have a lot in common...I love to garden and am a dog lover, too! Our dog isn't a rescue but I've worked with rescues both in MD (where we lived for 14 years) and here in NE PA (just moved 3 years ago). My hubby is my best friend and there's a difference in our ages, too (he's 11 years OLDER). We are also big beer lovers!

    Spark is fantastic. I can't say enough good things about it. I can't believe I've come so far. Now it's just natural for me so I suggest that the slow, steady loss is the best! I've actually reached my goal but I'm going to try for a few pounds less and make 155 my bar to watch. As for the clothing drive, I've made many trips to Salvation Army and have given everything else to friends. I have new wardrobe (also mostly from Salvation Army)!

    We did get a little snow on Christmas Day! Totally not forecasted so it was a huge surprise and a wonderful gift!

    5025 days ago
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