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Hi to all......My name is Barbara and I've had a few health setbacks that deterred me, but I am determined to make my goal!! I had a cortisone injection in my left hip on May 14 and I am still feeling pretty good...not totally 100% of no pain, but it has lessened. Losing weight, I believe, will help me get to my goal of getting rid of 20#!

I went to my orthopedic surgeon and reviewed my x-rays...again. The injection given to me on May 14 lasted about a month...and the hip pain came back with a vengence! I am now scheduled for a total hip replacement on September 24...the soonest I can get in. I cannot walk for too long, stand for any length of time...so aerobics is out for now, but come January 1, 2019, I should be in pretty good shape to get moving aerobically again!

I am including HIM in all that I say and do!! I will keep positive thoughts ONLY in my mind and speak them out loud!!


Keep it moving everyday, think positive thoughts...there's no room for beating up on your self and getting all negative either!! BELIEVE that YOU CAN DO IT!!! It really does start in your head!!

Please join me...I will encourage you...if you can take a few minutes to encourage me...we can do it together!!


Member Since: 4/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 163,970

My Goals:
1. Exercise daily......at least 20 minutes.

2. Keep where I'm at or lose a little more....no more than 5# though!

3. Eat sitting down ONLY!

4. Talk out loud.....to myself (when I'm alone) POSITIVE WORDS ONLY.

5. Continue to remind myself that I AM WORTH IT!

6. Drinking 8 cups of water.....at least daily.

7. Keep and HONEST food journal...daily!!


My Program:
I am using an Ap on my phone...called Lose it!! You can document weight lost, set goals, enter foods eaten! Get support!! I also love getting support from Spark friends!!








Personal Information:
I am married....going on 39 years in April to a great guy, have two wonderful adult kids.

We also have a little black cat, named Bella, who is just a little joy to me.


I have had some back/calf problems since 08, had the spinal decompression, but then fell so I still am having problems, but not as severe and find Yoga and deep, slow stretches really help a lot. Also I think REMOVING the last 22# has helped, unless I overdo it with housework, bending, moving furniture!!

I firmly believe in the Lord.....He is a huge part in my life; don't know where I would be if I couldn't talk to Him daily; I really lean on Him!! He is my strength, especially in tough times!!

I teach RE (religious education)...2nd graders 1x weekly and I absolutely love the little ones; they are such little sponges!!

I am also in the Red Hat Society and was asked two years ago to join the Royal Board, which I am happy to be a part of!!


Other Information:
I love to watch romantic comedies and health shows, like the Dr. Oz show...DVR it if I can't watch it, read mostly self help books, enjoy watching/listening to Joyce Meyer......a real down to earth preacher. I usually do my step aerobics or deep stretches for my back while she is on tv.




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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. W.R. Yeats
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    18 hours ago
  • v SILVAS7
    Good morning , just a little tip for the joints . Do a little research on gluten and the effects on arthritic joints . I am back to almost being completely gluten free . The swelling in my joints has almost diminished . My knees are and thumbs are just more effected so this will take a bit more time . Hang in there but I know that it's tough if you are medicine for the joints and can't take it . My sister has had that issue post op . I am unable to take any of the meds as they all make me swell up like the Michelin tire guy lol. No ibuprofen , aleve either . I take regular asprin but coated to keep the edge off . emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
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    Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius
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    1 day ago
  • v SILVAS7
    Really hoping you are able to stay warm and cozy today ! You are continuing with your PT and keep it up ! How is the pain level doing ? Any improvement there ? emoticon
    6 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Understand the power and importance of intention as the rudder to steer your life. Marcia Wieder
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