JCHIP65   63,322
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July 2003 Me at my heaviest (at least 265lbs)





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9/11/2013 Hi! My name is Julie. I started using Sparkpeople to help me continue my weight loss journey back in 2007. It helped me greatly. I lost almost 110 lbs, went from a size 24 to a size 8. All my life I had been fat and the anxiety associated with keeping the weight off was tremendous. For three years I managed to do it then the stress hit. I got divorced, a new relationship started, major family changes happened, and for the past 3 years I seem to have put on over 10 lbs each year. ...
9/11/2013 Hi! My name is Julie. I started using Sparkpeople to help me continue my weight loss journey back in 2007. It helped me greatly. I lost almost 110 lbs, went from a size 24 to a size 8. All my life I had been fat and the anxiety associated with keeping the weight off was tremendous. For three years I managed to do it then the stress hit. I got divorced, a new relationship started, major family changes happened, and for the past 3 years I seem to have put on over 10 lbs each year. I have also gone through menopause and have recently learned that I have every symptom of fibromyalgia there is. I have always had problems with overwhelming fatigue. When I was fat the docs would say I needed to lose weight and when I got down to 155 and still had the problem they said I was exercising too much!! I have an appt in October with a new doctor. Can't wait to hear what she says.... So here I am now, getting back on track, just trying to get back to 155 where I felt happy when I looked in the mirror and enjoyed the strength and energy that I had from being in such good shape. I work full time in a stressful job and have a 13 y/o son. My partner has 2 boys, 16 and 19 yrs old . He is a big support but doesn't struggle with weight issues himself.... but he tries to understand :-)


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Member Since: 12/31/2006

SparkPoints: 63,322

Fitness Minutes: 47,498

My Goals:
I just want to get back to my program at a pace I can tolerate now and get back to making what is best for my health a top priority again.

My Program:
I started out with almost daily treadmill and 3 or 4 times a week weight training/ toning. More recently I got an elliptical at home and just love it!! I was doing 30 minutes or more daily. It's a total body workout that burns 3 times the calories of my treadmill workout.
I target train different muscle groups 6 days a week so I get the rest time for each area but keep up the almost daily routine.

Personal Information:
I live in southwestern New York near Lake Erie... USA

I am an animal lover, especially cats. I have one cat now, named Bella. I also like turtles.

I love music and have a wide variety of music that I listen to.

Other Information:
I have been struggling with the recent loss of my father who died from obesity related illnesses and damage to his lungs from many years of smoking. He was an inspiration to me to get healthy because I saw the last 25+ years of his life were a constant struggle and he was a VERY strong man.

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MADMANSMAMA87
6/4/2014 5:45:02 PM

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"You CAN & You SHOULD
& if you're BRAVE enough to start,
YOU WILL!!!!!!"

- - STEPHEN KING - -


Sweetheart,

Never stop working for your DREAMS, your GOALS & your AMBITIONS! You are capable of doing ANYTHING you set your mind to! Refuse to let fear hold you back!!! Dare to rise above & move on from anything & everything that is weighing you down!! YOU are DESERVING of true HAPPINESS!!!

Stay Positive,

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
5/29/2014 4:18:33 PM

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NEVER discourage ANYONE
who CONTINUALLY makes PROGRESS
no matter HOW slow.

- - PLATO - -


Always remember that a step in the RIGHT direction, no matter HOW small, is STILL a step in the RIGHT direction! Don't be discouraged by SLOW progress for progress is progress no matter it's speed! As long as you focus each day on getting better & on moving forward, you will continually be moving in the direction of CHANGE, in the direction of HOPE & in the direction of SUCCESS! Each day brings reason to CELEBRATE!!! Choose to LIVE in the MOMENT!!! Choose to APPRECIATE each & every step that brings you closer to the BIG goal! YOU are STRONG, you are CAPABLE & you are DOING this & THAT is ALL that matters!!!

Stay Positive,

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
5/27/2014 10:54:13 PM

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"EVERYTHING you WANT
is on the other side of FEAR!"
- - JACK CANFIELD - -


Never let the fear of failing or falling hold you back!
Keep pushing for what you want most out of life & do it relentlessly!
YOU are WORTH the effort, the time & the energy!!!
Dare to be EXTRAORDINARY!!!

Stay Positive, Change IS Coming,

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
5/21/2014 7:30:03 PM

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SOME WEDNESDAY WISDOM

"There is NO passion to be found in SETTLING
for a life that is LESS than the one you are CAPABLE of living."

- - NELSON MANDELLA - -


Sweetheart,

Never settle for less than EXACTLY what you want out of life!
Let your DREAMS be BIGGER than anything you may FEAR!
Let your ACTIONS speak LOUDER than your WORDS!
Don't be afraid of failing - - Be afraid of NEVER daring to try!
You DESERVE to live your life to it's fullest capacity!
YOU are WORTH the time, the energy & the effort!
You CAN & WILL do this!! I believe in YOU:)

Stay Positive,

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
5/19/2014 6:50:32 PM

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I DON'T want to get to the end of my life
& find that I JUST lived the LENGTH of it
- - - - I WANT to of LIVED the WIDTH of it as well.

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Julie,

Just dropping by with a little dose of Monday motivation, Darling!!
Hope you're having a tranquil start to a promising new week
full of possibility & hope!!!
Keep pushing towards those BIG dreams, Doll!
You ARE worth it!!!

Stay Positive,

Jes

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