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Finding a good happy place between here and there.

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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MORTICIAADDAMS
2/25/2016 12:08:48 PM

Sounds like you have a great pediatrician. If she thought for a minute that you were negligent she would have responded differently. Things like this happen. There is no way you could have anticipated that this would occur. Even though Max is little she is right to talk to him directly as Max is the one that has to learn a lesson from this. You will not always be by his side and he will have to make decisions to keep himself safe. He can't afford to think every animal is harmless. Boys are different than girls and, according to my hubby and my dad, they often have to learn the hard way. My dad raised my brother different than he did me and I was surprised to hear him yell at Jeff. I was like, "Good grief, Dad!!" Dad laughed and said he never had to yell at me because all he had to do was ask me to do something or stop doing it and I did. Not so with Jeff. To paraphrase, boys are hard heads and most boys have a few scars.

The snow here was the weirdest thing I've ever seen. It was 35-36 degrees all day long but it was snowing instead of raining and was like a blizzard. It should have melted but it snowed so fast and hard that we had several inches on elevated surfaces but only an inch or so of slush on the ground. Huge wads of slush fell from the trees and onto the house all day and made tons of noises. Runtster was fried from it and from the T.V. being off due to loss of satellite coverage. We call it Runster's T.V. actually. Porkie and Blocker slept. They don't watch T.V. I ended up having to go outside even though I'm sick to clean off the satellite dishes so Runtster would quit frying out. He is something else! LOL.

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SCHWINNER!
2/24/2016 12:33:06 PM

Hey! Thanks for stopping by :) I am trying to remain active here - but logging my workouts is about all I'm doing these days! Nice to see some old familiar faces here though ;)



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JMC3435
2/14/2016 9:56:27 AM

You look awesome! Congrats on your success! You are very inspiring! Hope you have a great day!



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ONEDAYIWILL
1/20/2016 3:25:23 PM

Congrats on your awesome weight loss you look amazing! Glad to be back :)




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MORTICIAADDAMS
1/16/2016 3:07:36 PM

I hope it's nothing serious. You are way too young to have to put up with foot issues.



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