This is me with my weight training/golf instructor at my community college graduation this past May.

I was on the board of trustees of my college for a year, and here is my "trustee photo".


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My name is Julie. I am a 22-year-old Business Economics major from Upstate New York.

For as long as I can remember, I have always been "the fat girl" amongst my friends. Due to a lot of horrible and unexplained pain, I quit all sports and resigned myself to sleeping a lot. Depression and emotional eating only made things worse. When I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis at the age of 17, I was relieved that there was an explanation for what was going on with my body. But I have spent the time since then living in terror over the way I was destroying my body from eating poorly and not exercising.

Recently I have decided to take back control of my own body. I will no longer stand to be in constant pain. I cannot keep avoiding parties with my friends. I want to buy a little black dress and have it be just that - little. I want to stop being afraid of falling in love and stop worrying about losing my love over my poor health. I want to play tennis again. I want to be able to lift my huge boxes of books so I can sort them. I want to walk my dog for a few miles instead of a few minutes. I want to be taken seriously. I want to be happy, and I am hoping to find the support to help me get there.

Member Since: 6/23/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,297

My Goals:
How about I list one at a time and try to meet them as I go?

Goal #1 -
Stay within recommended calorie/carb/fat/protein ranges for one week... and then keep on doing it!

My Program:
Right now, I am currently keeping track of what I eat through SparkPeople and with the help of my next-door neighbour who is a nutritionist. I also walk a LOT, preferably 30 min/day at least.

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I read a lot and I write a lot. If you would like to read a blog I update more often, is the place to go!

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    Welllll there IS supposed to be plus signs in between there. It's not some weird tuna and mustard flavored new sauce at Arby's. :D

    Can of tuna.

    Add a packet of mustard and a packet of Arby's sauce on top and you have - my new favorite thing! :D
    2771 days ago
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    You are wonderful- just cuz you’re you!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful
    2920 days ago
    Do you have a family member who's autistic? My son is. Thanks for going on the walk!
    2979 days ago
    Hi! :)
    2981 days ago
    Welcome to the Healthystart team! We're glad to have you. We lean on one another when things get tough and our emphasis is on HEALTH and not on numbers. You're taking an important step. Take part in this week's challenge and dance for 10 minutes today -- you can do it watching TV or listening to your favorite music. Just get up and dance!

    2981 days ago
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