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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: 318,274

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 HAPPY-CATHE
    emoticon The weekend is here. Just wanted to tell you that you are emoticon and doing amazing. emoticon stay positive. What ever your goal or challenge is I am here rooting for you. emoticon emoticon Have a great weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    5 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    When you focus on faith rather than fear, you tap into a strength to carry you over even the tallest of mountains. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    5 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon MY CHRISTMAS TREE WON'T GROW emoticon emoticon

    Today I bought my Christmas Tree, and took it home to decorate
    But...Oh No...My Christmas tree is much, much, too short!
    Oh my, What can I do? My Christmas tree won't grow!
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    I played it a Christmas Carol, and even sang it a Christmas Carol.
    I fed it pumpkin pie, gave it some hot chocolate, even a piece of chocolate
    Have I done something wrong, because my Chrismas Tree still won't grow!
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    So I ran it a bath, with lots of herbs and salts
    I dipped it in the water, and I prayed and hoped
    I waited and waited, Then when I pulled it out
    I measured it once, I measured it twice, and I measured it again.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon .., emoticon ... emoticon
    Oh, dear!! It was just as short. It was just the same as before!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon What size tree will you get? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    6 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Surround yourself w/people who unconditionally support you and help others to do the same. Chrissy Carew
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    6 days ago
  • v HAPPY-CATHE
    "Pain is temporary, quitting last forever." Lance Armstrong

    Okay Ya' ALL emoticon Because we are worth it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    7 days ago
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