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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

My Program:
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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BEMILLER30
1/22/2015 12:23:04 PM

Yeah that is what everything I'm reading is saying. Get busy the days leading up to ovulation, because if you wait until the day your egg drops you are likely to miss it. So we been getting busy before the day I think I'm ovulating. I have been tracking it...I did use the ovulation predictor test one month and I did have the LH surge. That was last year before we stopped trying during my surgery and stuff.
I am worried that I"m not ovulating, though. I have pcos, but I am having regular periods. I did have an irregular one last month, which I was having some other problems too. But I also have read you can have a period and still not be ovulating....Haha I'm telling you, I am kind of obsessing over this stuff. I just hope I'm not stressing about it. I don't feel stressed, so maybe I'm ok. LOL
I read stress can really hinder getting preggo.
So many things. My friend just got pregnant without trying.




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BEMILLER30
1/21/2015 2:32:42 PM

Yes, I am trying to be careful not to stress over it. It is about all I can think about right now. If it doesn't happen this month, I'm going to have to chill and relax about it. Haha Maybe J can tell me when is the right time of the month. lol



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BEMILLER30
1/19/2015 3:23:22 PM

hahaha yeah I love reading on the stuff. I just hope I'm not becoming too obsessed with it. It's just very interesting how your body works.



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BEMILLER30
1/17/2015 7:49:05 PM

Thank you so much! We are hoping to get pregnant on our own, but we may end up needing some help. It feels good to be back. In the mean time I'm hoping to get some of this weight off. Happy to be doing this together on here again.



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BEMILLER30
1/15/2015 9:46:07 AM

Hey there! How are you doing? Gosh I can't believe I missed you having a baby, SO great! I hope you are doing well. I'm back on spark, so leave me a spark message anytime. Talk soon!



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