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Barb (me) and Kara - July 4, 2017 on friends' boat

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Sis and me with family at friends home 7-4-2017

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My boys and me, taken in 1982


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Hi--I'm an empty nester whose third son married in 2012. I am still recovering from a July 2008 stroke. I started with SparkPeople in March 2012 because keeping my weight in check is very important for my health. I am looking forward to my future as I continue healing and maturing in the Lord. I believe this page will document stair steps of growth and rebuilding.

Update August 9, 2017: I've been 66 for a couple weeks now. At the top of my goal range, but holding. Enjoying life more than I have in years. Learning more about the special man in my life every day. He longs to be your special man as well. His name is Jesus! He cherishes me, protects me and challenges me. I am learning more of His power to rebuild my life. He is even interested in helping me with my weight! Here's to a year of adventure with Him.

Update July 23, 2016: Turn 65 tomorrow. I have lost most of winter weight and seem to be holding my own at 148 lbs during birthday season this year. Would like to go down a little more and make winter weight a thing of the past. Haven't made it a goal yet, though. I know what the root of the problem is, but don't yet know how to handle it. Hope to next winter... Have a great rest of summer, friends.

Member Since: 3/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 70,236

My Goals:
08-09-17 Get back under 150 lbs

Weigh ins:
Chgd to Ww Smart Points program Dec 2015.
Weigh ins:

01-06-17 151.0 lbs
08-09-17 153.8 lbs

My Program:

01-17-17 Back up to 151, but will be working on it. Increasing exercise slowly since hurt
08-09-17 Still around the goal weight the doctor suggested but working on it. Would like to get back under 150.

Personal Information:
I live very near Indianapolis, IN. I love my grandkids, who increased from 3 to 5 at year's end 2014 and new year's beginning 2015--our first 2 girls added to our 3 boys. I like seeing them as often as I can. Also enjoy compiling and writing Bible studies, reading, traveling and making new low cal recipes from time to time.

New grandson in November 2016!

Other Information:
I'm reading two wonderful devotionals. The first is JESUS CALLING by Sarah Young. It's a full year of short devotionals, and I'm reading it for my fourth or fifth year in 2017.

The other "devotional" is Women of the Bible (A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture: Updated and Expanded). It is written by Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda. I got them for my Kindle and just love them!

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