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Me and my Daddy March 2007. Brianna's birthday party.

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05/16/2019 UPDATE: I have 28 of the 57 pounds back off. I would be farther along but I wasn't logging my food. I was eating more calories than I thought I was. I'm working out three times a week at the gym. A combination of logging food and exercising has gotten the pounds coming back off. PLUS: I feel so much better.

11/08/2018 UPDATE: I have 24 of the 57 pounds back off. I bought a new shirt a couple of days ago. It is a size smaller and it feels great.

08/12/2018 UPDATE: I have 15 of the 57 pounds back off. It's feeling easier this time as I am making it a life style change, not a diet.

06/12/2018 It has been 10 years since I joined Sparkpeople. Back then, I lost 75 pounds. Reality is, I have gained back 57 of those pounds. I leveled out and have been holding the same weight for a while now. I am grateful that I have not gained it ALL back plus some as I have heard some people do. A trip to the doctor showed me my blood pressure is up some. I realize that my weight is not just about my size, but is about my health. I'm back once again to Sparkpeople for support and the wonderful tools it offers. I CAN DO THIS !!

12/15/2016 I am HONORED to be named today's Spark Motivator. I encourage all of you to make a lifestyle change so you will be healthy and feel better.

December 29, 2013

My journey continues. I have not been able to stay focused long enough to keep the scale moving down. I write my goals here then don't look at them again. Starting today 2014 will be MY YEAR to reach my weight loss goal. I will reach them ONE DAY AT A TIME !!!

06/02/2013 I saw these two statements on someone's Sparkpage and wanted to post them on mine so I can see them every day!!!

Start chasing your dreams today, as tomorrow may never come.

Life is short, limits are over-rated and pain is just weakness leaving the body!

1/13/2013 Happy New Year !!! I'm coming up on my 5 year Spark anniversary. Since I joined in March of 2008 I may have missed a few days on Spark but for the most part I've been active. I lost 75 pounds in the first year and began to learn to maintain. NOT EASY. I did very well until our good friend passed away in 2011. Even with that I have only gained back 20 of 75 pounds. Last Sunday I began a challenge to get back to logging my food every day. I was successful for 7 days and show a loss of 5 pounds. Note: I have also been sick and have not been able to exercise like I want too. Point is: It's a lifelong journey. One that I am enjoying. This is not the first time I have lost weight but it is the first time I have not lost control and gained it all back. I look forward to a GREAT 2013.

11/28/2012 MY NEW GOALS!!! I am hanging in here although it has not been easy. I reached my weight goal of 145 back in the summer of 2009. I am back to 161.4 as of this morning but I am thankful that it is not back to 220 or more. TODAY IS A NEW DAY and here is what I'm working on. The 5 mile trail run that I have done for the last two years is coming up in February. I'm going to start training for that. I will get back on the treadmill and when my new padals get here (any day now) I will get back on my stationary bike. My goal is to be back to 145 pounds by the trail run.

3/1/2008 My name is Julie. I love to eat and it shows. I am married and have two grown daughters. I love to travel. Check out my pictures. See how round I am? I am only 5 foot tall. I don't say this with bad feelings I say it as a fact. BUT I will lose this weight and I will add pictures to show my progress. That's why I put so many full body pictures. Add me to your friends and watch my progress. Have a great day !!!

Member Since: 3/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 92,687

My Goals:
October 2011 update goals:

I want to continue to feel great in my new size.

I want to step up my fitness level. I was able to jog a portion of the annual 5K this year. My goal is to add more strength training so I can get stronger.

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I am using the the food tracker on this site. It is great.

I journal my feelings and my progress.

Plug in to this web site to learn new things and to have buddies for support and for me to support them.

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3/1/2008 I live in the big state of Texas. I have two beautiful daughters and a great husband of 28 years. He is 5'9 and about 145 so I look like two ton tessy next to him. I don't want to look that way anymore. AND I look way older and he has been mistaken for our daughter's husband. I will look younger.

5/6/09 I am no longer two ton tessy. Now I can fit into Donald's pants.

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  • v FAITH4CE2
    I see you are off to a good start. Keep up the good work. Email me if you get stuck. I will motivate you. I too have to get it off. Would be nice to feel comfortable in shorts in the summer again.

    Keep up the good work and keep logging into this site.

    God Bless
    4574 days ago
  • v LITTLE412006
    Good Morning Julie,

    Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my pages. I am proud to meet you and I know you will do your best to lose your weight too. Your picture look just like mine that I have. My son is 17 now but I can remember when he was that young. They are so cute when they are little.

    Remember you can do it and I am sure you will.

    Have a great week and keep trying,
    4574 days ago
    Welcome Julie
    You will do great!

    Keep moving!

    4576 days ago
    Hi, Julie! Welcome to Spark!
    4579 days ago
  • v RAINICE37
    Welcome to SPARKS! You came to the right place where there are tons of support and motivation. And at the same time you can have tons of fun. Make sure to post and ask questions, there are always some here to help you along the way. Be sure to always use the nutritional tracker so that you can see exactly how much of what you are putting into your body. That will help a great deal with your weight loss, along with drinking tons of water. Good luck to you on your journey to losing the weight and keeping it off. God bless you
    4583 days ago
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