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I have been a member here on Spark since December 2007. It all started as a new years resolution and 6 yrs later I am still here doing the best I can. When I joined my weight was at 282. I have always struggled with weight, even as a little kid I was always the biggest kid in all of my classes all through school. Lost 80lbs when I was 19 and then gained it back and some. So at 23 I started this journey for myself, not anyone else. At my lowest so far I got down to 151 and then been bouncing ...
I have been a member here on Spark since December 2007. It all started as a new years resolution and 6 yrs later I am still here doing the best I can. When I joined my weight was at 282. I have always struggled with weight, even as a little kid I was always the biggest kid in all of my classes all through school. Lost 80lbs when I was 19 and then gained it back and some. So at 23 I started this journey for myself, not anyone else. At my lowest so far I got down to 151 and then been bouncing around for awhile. Losing the weight was the fun part. Reaching maintenance is what is hard. There will always be stresses in our lives and it's hard not to turn to food to make us feel better, gotta just do the best you can with what you got, each and every day.

I try to stay motivating with the lifestyle by signing up for races and always having something to work toward. I used to hate running, I was the kid who hid her shoes in gym class or faked cramps on running day. Now I have run 1 full marathon and 3 halves. I try to always change up my exercise and not get bored. I WERQ, water aerobics, bike commute and run. I also have a job at a health food store and that helps to talk to ppl and stay motivated with healthy eating. Always finding new veggies and fruits to try and keeping up a love for cooking. Which I never had before I gained this lifestyle. Now it's like therapy to me along with my fitness.

Just gotta do your best each and every day!
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Member Since: 12/30/2007

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My Goals:
I am not really looking at weight as a goal anymore. Right now I am trying to experiment with dropping some weight to see if my running improves by being lighter. My weight goal has always been 140 but I have a muscular build so I donno if that's even feasible for me. My weight training is more important then a number on the scale. My goal is to become a brick lol

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I workout at least 5- 6 days a week. I enjoy doing a lot of cross training. I run 2-days a week, Take dance classes 2-3 days a week, water aerobics and do some weight lifting

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My name is Julia, Julie or Jules, whatever you wanna call me. I am 28 yrs old. I am 5'3 which I think I should add here. I always see ppls pics and wonder how tall they are so I can compare myself lol I am a shorty so I hope that helps someone lol

I graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors in Photography. I am currently working for two business. I work at a health food/Organic Grocery store. Also work for an online book business. Which keeps me pretty active packing and shipping books. Lots of lifting which I enjoy actually. I also have a love for animals, I might even like them more then humans haha I have 3 dogs, 2 cats, 4 turtles, 2 blue tongue skinks, 1 bearded dragon and 1 cockatiels.

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I live in Bloomington Illinois. I have a membership to the goldsgym here (the big one). Member of the Bloomington Nomal group. If you go and see me on here, can always use a buddy!

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JPONCIN
7/7/2014 6:08:18 PM

Oh no, not me at all. The 21-year olds! I feel badly that people would go to the trouble of not only going to the gym, but to haul their littles ones with them too and then to go to all that effort to be disappointed? Not cool. No, they love me there. No worries. :)



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DNJEN471
7/3/2014 6:44:24 PM

Vacation. Just until Sunday. Then it's back to normal. Right now it's just go-go-go. Congrats- I had a feeling it was a boy! ;)



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MORTICIAADDAMS
7/2/2014 3:02:04 PM

I always wondered what she was thinking when she would put them in her bowl. Hopefully it wasn't a hint that I should be providing live food. LOL. Sometimes she wouldn't eat the tail. Remind me of why we love cats. LOL.



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MORTICIAADDAMS
7/1/2014 7:00:27 PM

Some cats just have that wild streak. My cat Pussina was pretty wild too. She would catch mice and kill them and put them in her food bowl and eat them. So weird!! They get this wild expression on their face and they are no longer your sweet little kitty but are a Siberian tiger on the prowl.



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PAPER_WINGS18
6/27/2014 2:56:36 PM

Meh who cares if your cousin did it already! If you like it, do it! :))

See I feel like I like more girl names than boys LOL. It's hard for me to come up w/ Boy names I love. Ah well! We got time for that!



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