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Update: September 1, 2016

Julie is my first name. My handle is a combination of every initial I have had with my birth year tagged on the end - 3 last names due to 2 marriages.

What do you like to do for fun? Play free games (majhongg, slots, solitaire, and bingo) on the computer, travel, go camping, shop at farmer's/flea markets

I am not on a particular diet. I try to do lots of veggies (hard when no one else wants them), fruits, chicken, fish, and whole grain pastas and bread when I indulge, which is rare. I'm lactose intolerant and just discovered that Breyers has a lactose-free vanilla ice cream, so I allow myself a little of an evening topped with frozen fruit.

To recharge, I like nothing better than to go camping in mountains/forests in a tent. I am also an avid music lover and am a volunteer treasurer at a concert association, which gives me the opportunity to go to lots of concerts.

I am a recent QuickBooks Online Pro Advisor graduate, looking to get certified in all the desktop versions as well. My start-up business is bookkeeping and financial technology consultant. I hope to have enough clients to hire some staff and get a real office soon. I have also been the live-in caretaker for my 88-yr-old father-in-law for the past 8 weeks due to a fall that broke his pelvis. Looks like it will be xmas before I can give up that gig as there are plans for 2 surgeries.

Member Since: 12/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 53,474

My Goals:
Participate in the current 5% challenge every week

Eat healthy and exercise most days of the week

Maintain a positive outlook, even on bad days

Get my work done on time.

My Program:
Do 5-10 minute workouts 2 or 3 times a day, both strength and cardio

Practice positive self-talk & meditate once a day.

Eat healthier convenience foods, like Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice.

Eat out less often.

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I grew up in Kingman, Arizona and moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico with my second husband, Galen. I have three boys from my first marriage, all grown. I am currently working 3 jobs as a bookkeeper/treasurer, building a start-up business called Julie's Quality Data Services, and plan to get my CPA, having graduated with a bachelor in Accountancy.

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    Thanks for stopping by my blog. We can rock 5% challenge number 2!
    2 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. We can rock 5% challenge number 2!
    2 days ago
    Hi Julie - saw your post on the 5% Challenge daily chat - and wanted to wish you good luck with the Turmeric experiment. Very brave to come off the statins - well done! Sadly the mainstream medics don't give us much support with trying anything different. I really hope you get similar results to your friend - amazing stuff out there for us to heal ourselves with. Unfortunately you have to be able to afford them too! Anyway, that's my drivel, and not what I came over here to say! I just wanted to really congratulate you on having the courage to follow your intuition and try the alternative treatment. Good luck!
    Gill x
    8 days ago
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    Hello and welcome to the Shooting Stars, my friend!!

    We are so excited to have you with us for the 5% Fall Challenge! Let us know how we can best help you reach your goals within the next 8 weeks! Look around a bit, there is tons of pre-challenge excitement. We added some new threads, but we will be keeping the Honor Roll and the games etc. Let us know what you think! Let's have some fun!

    Hugs and Cheer,

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    9 days ago
    emoticon to the emoticon emoticon SHOOTING STARS emoticon emoticon for the emoticon FALL emoticon 5% Challenge!! We are so emoticon HAPPY emoticon to have you emoticon SHINING emoticon with us again!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    9 days ago
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