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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: 122,136

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
    emoticon emoticon emoticon A SCARY HALLOWEEN emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Black cats eyes in midnight gloom,
    fly with the witch on her ragged broom.
    Ghosts and shadow people evade our sight.
    None may not see what they might,
    We begin our door to door Halloween flight,
    not knowing our immediate blight.
    We bravely approach your door to ring..
    TRICK OR TREAT," We say with a strong and mighty grin,
    Candy and little toys we hope to gain.
    From this daring plan imagined in these little brains.
    We are greeted as a scary hand, extends to our goodie sacks,
    The lights go black, We stagger back, screams explode, and others jump,
    Dogs howl, and unfriendly things give us a bump,
    """It’s Halloween"""..as the voices scream!
    We hang unto our goodie sacks and run…!!

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    15 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    We flash them, we smash them.
    We push them way up.
    We shake them, we stuff them
    In the wrong sized cup.
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    Our boyfriends/husbands just crave them,
    Our children have drained them.
    Some of us have even decided to name them.
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    We go through our lives and knock them about.
    But one thing is certain, one thing I must SHOUT!
    Our boobies have been there through thick and through thin,
    And life is too precious to let cancer win!
    emoticon Breast emoticon Cancer~Awareness emoticon Month emoticon
    Support the Fighters emoticon Admire the Survivors emoticon Honor the Taken,
    emoticon Never emoticon Ever emoticon Give emoticon Up emoticon Hope emoticon
    27 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ""Just because a decision hurts,doesn’t mean that it was the wrong decision.""


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    Have a Great Sunday emoticon emoticon
    32 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    “A world in which there are monsters, and ghosts, and things
    that want to steal your heart is a world in which there are angels,
    and dreams and a world in which there is hope.”
    ~Neil Gaiman~

    emoticon Where there are angels and dreams..there is hope. emoticon

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    35 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    October gave a party..the leaves by hundreds came.
    The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, and leaves of every name.
    The Sunshine spread a carpet, and everything was grand,
    Miss Weather led the dancing, and Professor Wind the band.
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    The Chestnuts came in yellow..the Oaks in crimson dressed.
    The lovely Misses Maple in scarlet looked their best;
    all balanced to their partners, and gaily fluttered by.
    The sight was like a rainbow, new fallen from the sky.
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    Then, in the rustic hollow, at hide-and-seek they played,
    The party closed at sundown, and everybody stayed.
    Professor Wind played louder and they flew along the ground;
    And then the party ended, in jolly 'hands around.'
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    emoticon emoticon Enjoy the party October gives us emoticon emoticon
    42 days ago
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