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We had such a great time at Lake Tahoe. I even got to steer the sail boat! Awesome!

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Mom-in-law's 99th birthday (died at 101 1/2) with our "miracle' granddaughter, Ziva!

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Me with my 100 year old mom (died at 101) and our daughter's family

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5/16/16 update
We all have challenges. Some of mine have been multiple sclerosis, cancer, fibromyalgia, thyroid disease, arthritis and migraines. But, though some of that continues to challenge me, none of it defines me.
Each day is a new opportunity to become the healthiest me I can be. I eat heathy most of the time and when I don't, I no longer stress about that. I walk pretty much every day and seek ways to add to my step count throughout my days. My goal is 10,000 steps per day and I've been pretty consistent since a year-plus ms exacerbation finally ended. I know I will likely have more ms exacerbations and set backs, but for now I'm so enjoying this ability and never take it for granted.
My dear husband and I have been married for 47 years, have two grown married children and five wonderful grandkids (17, 15, 11, 10, 9). When DH retired about three years ago we took the whole family on an Alaskan cruise. It was such an amazing adventure and so much special family time. We are blessed to have our daughter's family only about 20 miles from us. Our son's family is about 1000 miles away, I think.
I so look forward to each day as another opportunity to get stronger, healthier and truly be the healthiest me I can be!

Member Since: 1/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 198,056

My Goals:
I want to be the healthiest me I can be. I have some health challenges, but know I can get the weight issue under better control.

My Program:
I am eating healthy most of the time and getting exercise most every day. I'm trying to be consistent..

Personal Information:
I'm a California girl who was transplanted to Utah many years ago. I still miss the beaches, but love the mountains. I've been married since March 1973, have two married children and five grandchildren. The kids live in Washington and Utah. I struggle with challenges related to multiple sclerosis, migraine headaches, hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia. Life is good! My name is Barbara, but my Spark name comes from the name my first grandson gave me when he first began talking. I've been Baba ever since.

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I've struggled with weight most of my life. It's never been an issue of obesity, but it has interfered with life in many ways and continues to be an emotional burden. I dread looking into mirrors. But, it is getting better every day as I strive to be the healthiest me I can be.

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  • v LINDA!
    Thank you for the spotlight wishes for me. emoticon
    2 days ago

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    Know that deep inside, you are resilient brave and so much stronger and more powerful that your fears. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    3 days ago
    Hi, I finally got to reading all the comments on the chat thread, and saw that you were forced indoors on Monday because of SLC's infamous inversions. Has the pressure system moved out yet? I can remember them lasting for weeks. Thinking of you - stay healthy and don't breathe that smog. emoticon
    5 days ago
  • v VTORIA3
    Good morning. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Ah, we are kindred spirits as Grandma Dancers, lol. What is it about a little one that can bring out the joy in that way? My Grands are one of the biggest joys in my life; I am blessed to have them a big part of my life. It is hard to juggle client work and having the little one 2 full days a week, but I won't give it up. They grow up so very fast.

    Is Challenge Week 1 going well for you? I'm trying very hard to combat all my ready excuses and bad behaviors. For me, it's been well, challenging,....just trying to put one foot in front of the other.

    Have a super healthy and fit day! emoticon
    6 days ago
  • v VTORIA3
    Hello. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your post. Hope you have an awesome, healthy and fit day! emoticon
    7 days ago
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