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October 2009 at my ideal weight

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Me and hubby in Spain July 2010 trying out padron pepers

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Team photo, Valencia, Spain October 2010

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Hi, I'm Julie. I am 54 years old and have had to watch my weight since I was 13 years old when I realised I was fatter than everyone else.
It's been a constant battle ever since and although I've had some success and never been grossly overweight, I do put on weight so easily that I have had to be very, very careful all the time.
Things got a little out of hand over Christmas and New year in 2010 so I needed to get back in control (for the 50+ time) and shed 8 pounds. It doesn't sound much but if you are not in the right frame of mind losing any weight at all is impossible.
Well.... amazingly, with the help of Spark People I did it, in fact I lost 11 pounds!!
I didn't keep it all off permanently and have, from time to time, returned to Spark People to get me back on track. and generally speaking each time I commit to monitoring my food it works. Over the second half of 2013 my weight crept up again and on 1 January 2014 it reached 117.8 pounds, the highest for 3 years. I decided to commit to calorie counting and am back on Spark People I hope to be back in shape by the end of January 2014. Target 110 lbs. This time I'm also following the 5-2 diet.

Member Since: 1/2/2011

Fitness Minutes: 29,146

My Goals:
To get back to my ideal weight and keep it there!

To go on holiday just once and not gain weight!!!

My Program:
Reduce consumption of wine - a real weekness
Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Cut out nibbling especially bread which I just love.
Exercise regularly

Personal Information:
Hi I'm Julie, I live in a town called Holmfirth which is in Yorkshire in England. I've lived here for over 20 years and love it.
I've been married to Steve for over 31 years, no kids but I have 2 lovely nieces.
I really think it is important to look after yourself, it cuts down on illness and life is just better.

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  • v ABB698
    If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. ~Henry Ford

    Thank you for commenting on my blog. This journey has been incredible and Spark Friends and the community were such an important part of it. Posting a blog touting a 50 lb. weight loss was something I used to only dream of. Thank you for being there as my dream came true! Spark on!
    Have a fabulous day!!

    3392 days ago
  • v FRESKA
    Hola Julia!

    I just randomly was commenting on the last letter posting and seen your profile there and thought i would pop in and see who you were. (well as much as we can in this format.) lol
    congrats on your weight loss. i know every pound is earned! emoticon
    Your pic of you at your ideal weight is nice :) you can even see your colar bones. i dont know what wieght that would be for me to see my colar bones. i think below my ideal wieght! lol
    what is your ideal weight?
    i thought it was cool you dont have children but have some neices. i am the youngest of 8 and never have wanted my own kids either. i have a lot of nieces and nephews that make up for it. lol
    anyway, just wanted to stop by! God Speed on earning the rest of your weightloss goals!
    3399 days ago
    Welcome to the 50+ Females team. We have a very supportive group of women so be sure and stop by the team page to introduce yourself!
    3424 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog - I appreciate it!
    3435 days ago