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I've come a long way in this weight loss journey, and it's hasn't always been easy. I'm so grateful for the help and encouragement I have received from Spark friends! Without that encouragement I wouldn't be where I am now.

Having regained about 80 lbs. I'm at a point where I need to focus on myself again. I don't want to keep gaining. I need to make lists every day of what my goals are. No exceptions! No excuses!

Other's are doing it. So can I! Motivation is key! Time to find it, where ever I can!

Daily Positive Affirmations:

For me, dieting is "Permanent": I am NOT naturally thin. I must be eternally vigilant and avoid the temptations that I can't resist.

No amount of food would "EVER" be enough food. I'm "Just as Hungry" 80, 90, or 100 pounds (Or More) Overweight as when I stick to my goal weight.

�YOU CAN HAVE RESULTS OR EXCUSES, NOT BOTH.� �UNKNOWN

�YOUR LEVEL OF SUCCESS IS ONLY PREDETERMINED BY YOUR LEVEL OF EFFORT.�

"You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle."
-George Lucas

September 2, 2016
Still have a ways to go. Need to work on finding improved ways to help me reach my goals. What I have been doing isn't working.
Finding the motivation to keep up with the workouts and healthy eating is what I need to work on.


Member Since: 6/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 317,554

My Goals:
To tone up my arms and legs. To lose my belly flab.
To eat more fruits and veggies.
To do more weight training than cardio.
To not be so hard on myself.


My Program:
Tracking my food intake daily.
Daily exercise, no matter what it is.



Personal Information:
My name is Julie.

I live in Kansas City, MO but am originally from Clinton, IA. Dh and I have lived here going on 31 years. I go to the gym nearly every other day and am pretty good at tracking my fitness and food daily.


Other Information:
My grandchildren are my motivation to keep losing this weight. I want to be around to play with them as they grow up, as I am able to do now.




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  • v BARBIEE52
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    Hey you......yes you,
    Stop being unhappy with yourself,
    Stop wishing you looked like someone else
    or wishing people liked you as much as they like someone else,
    Stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you,
    Stop hating your body, your face, your face, your quirks..
    love them for without those things you wouldn't be you
    and why would you want to be anyone else?
    Be confident with who you are, smile..it'll draw people in.
    If anyone hates you because you are happy with yourself,
    then just say "screw it, my happiness will not depend on others anymore.
    I'm happy because I love who I am. I love my flaws..I love my imperfections..
    they make me "me" and "me" is pretty amazing"
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~*~~Love yourself today~~*~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    5 hours ago
  • v HAPPY-CATHE
    Five Tips to a Productive Day
    *Wake up early emoticon
    *Set a schedule emoticon
    *Make time for yourself emoticon
    *Get some fresh air emoticon
    *Be goal oriented emoticon
    18 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world.
    Constantly color your picture gray, and your life will always be bleak.
    Try adding some bright colors to the picture
    by including humor & your picture begins to lighten up.
    ~Allen Klein ~

    emoticon emoticon """Add Some Color To Your Life""" emoticon emoticon
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    1 day ago
  • v WILLB4ME
    emoticon You have to meet people where they are,
    and sometimes you have to leave them there. emoticon
    ~*~lyanla Vanzant~*~
    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Intuitive feelings arise in many forms, and can even vary from day to day. You may hear them in your mind . . . feel them, sense them, see them or . . . have a direct feeling . . . “I just know”. Sonia Choquette
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    2 days ago
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