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My name is Julie. I have been overweight almost my entire life. I started gaining weight at the age of 8. At age 14, I went on a very strict diet program and lost 66 pounds. This caused deep emotional scars that, to this day, I still have trouble with. My mind and body go into panic mode if I get even slightly hungry. At age 25, I went into a very deep depression, and over the past 17 years, I've put on well over 150 pounds. I have made several half-hearted attempts to lose weight over ...
My name is Julie. I have been overweight almost my entire life. I started gaining weight at the age of 8. At age 14, I went on a very strict diet program and lost 66 pounds. This caused deep emotional scars that, to this day, I still have trouble with. My mind and body go into panic mode if I get even slightly hungry. At age 25, I went into a very deep depression, and over the past 17 years, I've put on well over 150 pounds. I have made several half-hearted attempts to lose weight over the years, but the minute it becomes hard or inconvient, I quit trying.

I have done a lot of soul searching lately. I would like to be around to see all my great nieces and nephews grow up. I don't want to be a painful reminder to them of what can happen when you do not take care of yourself. So starting right now, no more hiding away from the world and relying on food for everything. Life is not a sprint, it is a journey, and it is time to enjoy the journey!
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Member Since: 11/5/2012

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My Goals:
1. 56 pounds. Reward for making this goal is a weekend trip to Branson paid for by my mom.
2. 32 pounds. Reward for making this goal is a manicure and pedicure.
3. 28 pounds. Reward for making this goal is new digital SLR camera.
4. 26 pounds. Reward for making this goal is an Xbox or Wii for exercise.
5. 23 pounds. Reward for making this goal is diamond and sapphire necklace and earring set.
6. 21 pounds. Reward for making this goal is a full makeover at my nieceís salon.
7. 19 pounds. Reward for making this goal is La Perla underwear set.
8. 11 pounds. Reward for making this goal is a new wardrobe and a trip to Italy.


My Program:
is a lifestyle change not a diet.
1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day.
2. Add one serving of fruit each week until I reach 4-5 servings of fruit a day.
3. Add one serving of vegetables each week until I reach 4-5 servings of vegetables a day.
4. Eating breakfast each day at the same time.
5. Establish a sleep pattern and stick to it on a daily basis.
6. Utilize the nutrition tracker for everything that goes in my mouth.
7. Blog and/or journal every day.
8. 10 minutes of exercise daily. Add more as I am physically able to do so.


Personal Information:
My name is Julie. Iím 43 years old. I have lived in southeast Iowa my entire life. My parents have been married for 57 years. I am the youngest of three children. I have one brother and one sister, four nephews and three nieces, and six great nephews and three great nieces. I am a medical transcriptionist working from home.

Other Information:
I have a lot of interests. I enjoy going to the movies. I go to a movie with my mom almost every Friday. My favorite movie is The Lucky One. Music is very near and dear to my heart. It can turn a bad day around! My favorite type of music is country but I will listen to anything that I like. My favorite band is Def Leppard and has been since my teen years! I have to admit I'm a bit of a TV junkie! My favorite shows are Castle, Bones, and Haven. I also really like NCIS, NCIS: LA, Supernatural, and Beauty and the Beast, among others! I love a good book. My favorite author is Sandra Brown and I enjoy rereading her books from time to time. I recently discovered the Mortal Instruments Series and I LOVE it! I would love to travel through Europe someday, especially Italy. I love taking pictures. I have my camera with me almost all the time. I would like to take a photography class when money and time permits.

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9/21/2014 12:20:45 PM

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9/14/2014 7:46:41 PM

Thank you for stopping by my page. I can't believe I am DGOTW!! I am so touched by the support from everyone. Its so motivating!



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9/14/2014 1:02:50 AM

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The Virgo child is born to a mother who is not happy with the money the father makes, so the child grows up with a critical parent. Virgo learns to criticize because she wants to "get them first, before they get me." She really is a shy, introverted person, who dislikes loud noises and crude people. She never can tell her mother how she really feels, and her father is most often a passive man, but a good man. She learns to be frugal with money, because she had fear about not having any as a child. She gets along well with Taurus, Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. She can have health issues with her bowels. She loves to teach others how to live life well. (Dr. Phil is a Virgo.) She has few children, but makes a good mother who keeps her children on the straight and narrow. If she is done wrong in love she will leave and not think about looking back. When she is over with a relationship, it is over. She won't be made a fool of twice.
With the Sun in Virgo you are predisposed to be hardworking, conscientious, and well-organized. Modest, discriminating and thorough, everything you do, you do well. Practical and down to earth, you are a diligent worker with a competent, discriminating intellect. You are highly analytical and exacting, especially adapted to handling projects with painstaking perfection. Thus, you are fond of good workmanship and the utmost in quality. You are dependable because your approach is always one based on common sense and a realistic and analytical assessment of the problem.
You give much attention to detail, but you can carry this to extremes, becoming fussy and critical, sometimes interfering. Large-scale projects can overwhelm you because of your insistence on perfection. Unless you can deliver such quality, you may become frustrated and discouraged. There is always the tendency and danger with Virgo that the big picture idea will be missed in search of minute details. You expect yourself and everyone around you to be perfect, often setting yourself up for disappointment. Your outlook is too negative and picky sometimes.
Modest and unassuming, you are usually content to live in the background. Your attitude, at times, can become puritanical and prudish. You consider yourself an ordinary person, and you are never given to any airs of pretentiousness or showing off. There may be a tendency for you to see your role as one of service and "behind the scenes" support activity.
You have a serious attitude toward refining your mind and acquiring knowledge. With your highly varied interests, you can gain a remarkable amount of data about different subjects. You instinctively know that you must grasp all parts before you can fully understand the whole. Systematizing and detail organization are your strengths. You are idealistic, but always practical and reasonable. You're not likely to make general statements based on too few facts.
You may be somewhat health conscious, for you have an instinctive sense of balance in diet. You're very sensible in taking care of your health, and for that matter, the health of others. Often, the Virgo becomes exceptionally neat and orderly, even a bit neurotic about cleanliness. You're likely to be susceptible to stress related problems because you do tend to worry too much.



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