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Summer 2008 - Realization photo - 235 lbs.

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Summer 2010 - Actively pursuing weight loss - My first 5K-Time: 45:21

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Hi, I’m Julie. I have gained my weight back once again. I have to realize that I have a billion excuses to why this has happened to me. I didn’t want to be “that” person but the truth is “I am” and it is going to be ok. I am coming back to find the answers, be accountable and seek encouragement, guidance and help. I am stress eater. I need to find my triggers one by one. I need to take a long hard look at what has happened. I don’t want to give up.

"Waking up is the hardest part..." - John Mayer, Dreaming with a Broken Heart

Thanks for your stories that will help me begin my journey again.

"Something always brings me back to you, it never takes to long..." - Sara Bareilles, Gravity

Reaching out and grasping on to a new weight loss journey. Taking my health back!

Member Since: 6/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 2,097

My Goals:
Walk every day.
Work toward a walk/running goal: 0/12 5k runs.
See the light of good nutrition: track my eating/drinking intake.
Find my motivation no matter what time of day.
Don’t let my bad habits win.
Celebrate small victories!
Goodbye, my hopeless feeling. “Just do it!”
Remember Richie:

My Program:
-Drinking water

-Healthy eating

-Variety in exercise

-Being active

-Food journaling

-Gratitude for food


IRL weight-loss group:

"Weight loss is not a destination, but a journey."
~Roger Hatch

Personal Information:
I'm a friendly person who loves great conversation. I'm a stay-at-home mother running around and helping out. I'm an 'artsy' type who enjoys the enchanted city of San Antonio, TX. I'm a writer who often thinks in poetry.

"Action is eloquence." ~William Shakespeare

Twitter: @jflamingo2

Blog: http://jflamingoreflections.blogspot.com/

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Other Information:
Fave Band: MB20
Fave Musicians: Rob Thomas, John Mayer, David Cook, Brandi Carlile
Fave Book: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Fave Movie: A Beautiful Mind
Fave TV Show: The Good Wife

Other elements of me: Art, blogging, books, book clubs, flamingo's, flowers, papercrafts, poetry, mixed media, music, rubber stamps, twitter, scrapbooking, and writing all about it!

"A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art."
~Louis Nizer

"She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars."
~Neil Gaiman (Stardust)

"It is easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better from the top."
~Henry Ward Beecher

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    Hey Julie! Just wanted to let you know that the San Antonio Spark team will be starting a new eight-week challenge to help people stay on track - or get on track - over the holidays. It's called the DESIGN Challenge, and it's simple to do, with easy, basic steps to help us more forward. It should also help us all to build our support system and make friends at the same time. I hope you'll consider joining us! Here's the link if you're interested:

    2210 days ago
    You can do this Julie! And remember - you didn't gain ALL the weight back. You are still a good 45 lbs under your starting weight from before. You've done this before and you can do this again.

    PS - Who is the woman in the cowboy hat with you in your new photo? I don't recognize her.
    2284 days ago
    Hey Julie! How convenient that your realization photo is the same as mine! :D We can do this.
    2378 days ago
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    .´*.¸.•´♥ Have a nice day, Jessica
    2644 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Congrats on being at the top of the team for fitness this week! SO proud of you! Ruthie emoticon
    2987 days ago
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