JULIAGULIA19

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Me and my sister Cathy



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Me and my son at Disney Land summer 2006.



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I eventually want to lose 150lbs! Someday I want to walk a mile or more without breaking a sweat and huffing and puffing. Someday I want to sit down in a chair without looking to see if it is wide enough and strong enough to hold me. I am on the road to better health and a new lifestyle! I love this site, it has been such a help so far and I hope to meet lots of new people who will support me on my journey. Thanks for taking the time to come over to my spark page. I hope to talk to you soon!

50 lbs gone as of Jan. 31, 2008!!!

70 lbs gone as of May 24, 2008!

Finally a new picture 5-10-08 and you can see the change in my face from the summer 2006 picture with my son! WooHoo!

The picture of me and my sister Cathy is five days after my surgery.

Mar 2009 and I am hovering around 200 lbs! I don't think I ever realized how good this could feel! I have been off the wagon of working on my weightloss since early fall but I have been maintaining my weight so I think I am doing well. I am committing to getting back into the habit of exercising at least every other day. My new goal is to tighten up all of this loose skin and get more fit and healthy. Thanks for all of your support!


Member Since: 9/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,730

My Goals:
My new goal is to tighten up all the loose skin that has happened with my weightloss and get more fit and healthy. I would eventually like to get into a size 12. I am getting closer all the time!


My Program:
I don't use the nutrition tracker now that I have had the lap band surgery, but I do try to eat healthy and not eat too much junk.

I am getting back into the habit of exercise, every other day for now.



Personal Information:
I am from Minnesota and lots of my large family are here. I love to read. I do lots of crafts. I have a son who lives in California, whom I miss dearly and a sister who lives in the Denver area who is one of my biggest supporters, Love Ya Cathy!


Other Information:
I had the lap band surgery June 2008. I wouldn't suggest it to just anyone. I think that people get the idea that weightloss surgery is the easy way out. Let me tell you, there is no easy way! This has been work!!!




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  • v -STEPHANIE-
    Hi, just me again, stopping by to wish you well this week. AND MOST OF ALL TO SAY- WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU LOST A POUND!!! Yea for Julia! Strut, strut... proud turkey!

    Here is my Thanksgiving note to you all- It’s so festive here at my house. The radio station I listen to now plays 24 hours of Christmas music and we have it piped all through the house. I can follow EDDIEMAE’s lead and “Granny Dance” in any room I want! I found out last night my son is bringing a friend home from college for the holiday and they are coming tomorrow! There goes my plan to clean, change sheets and do wash tomorrow, it will have to be done today! YIKES! I am cooking the dinner this year and everyone is coming to my house. I can’t imagine having time to Spark, but I’ll be thinking of all my Sparky friends and I hope my mental-telepathy works. Meaning you’ll hear voices in your head saying, “Don’t eat too much, you’ll be so sorry next week, tomorrow you won’t even remember whether you ate it or not, and Stephanie will be SO disappointed!” I am planning on putting ittsy-bittsy portions on my plate the first round and ittsy-bittsy portions on my plate the second round. I figure two ittsy-bittsies will equal one regular plate. Then I’m having pumpkin pie…and not an ittsy-bittsy piece either! It’s my favorite! Here’s my Thanksgiving strategy for you… draw a picture of me, (it doesn’t have to look just like me, you’ll know who it is) and stick it in your bra Thursday morning. Then, every time you reach for food, it’ll feel scratchy and you’ll think to yourself… “What’s that?” Then you’ll remember, “Oh, that’s Stephanie reminding me not to eat too much. HOPE IT WORKS!
    Have a blessed holiday… we have SO MUCH to be thankful for!

    4620 days ago
  • v -STEPHANIE-
    Ooooo, love you, love you, love you... anyone that can make apple pie not seem so bad has to be someone I want to be friends with. Can you do the same for pizza? Darn. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great day, and what I mean by that is eating what you SHOULD and not what you want!
    4624 days ago
  • v -STEPHANIE-
    Hello Julia! I was just poppin' in to see how you are doing. Now that Halloween is over have you gotten back on track? I sure hope so since Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Are you cooking dinner? It's just one tasty holiday after another! Stop by and pay me a visit. Read my first blog- CHEESE STEAK SUB & APPLE PIE!
    4624 days ago
  • v WANNABSIZE12
    Hi Julia and thank you for the welcome to the 100+ team. I have added you to my friends list, I hope you don't mind? I don't get on the computer to much but would love to be able to stay in touch with you. I see that you have been a member of Sparkpeople since 9/24/07 and you have gone from 312 to 286, YOU GO GIRL!!!! You are on your way to a size 12, and I'm working on it too, I hope to be below the 300lb. mark by the first day of the New Year. This will be a challenge for me, that is for sure, with all the candies and food and such of the holidays, but I am determined to start out 2008 in the 200's and keep going from there.

    Thanks for checking out my page...
    HUGS
    Regi
    4624 days ago
  • v GI..GI..GINA!
    Hey Julia! Thanks so much for joining my new SparkTeam "Weigh To Go!" I really appreciate it. Be sure to take a few moments and introduce yourself to everyone. Join in on the challenges and discussions! I look forward to getting to know you! best wishes to you on your journey to a new you!

    ~Gina Wood
    4630 days ago
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