JCHIP65
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July 2003 Me at my heaviest (at least 265lbs)




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9/11/2013 Hi! My name is Julie. I started using Sparkpeople to help me continue my weight loss journey back in 2007. It helped me greatly. I lost almost 110 lbs, went from a size 24 to a size 8. All my life I had been fat and the anxiety associated with keeping the weight off was tremendous. For three years I managed to do it then the stress hit. I got divorced, a new relationship started, major family changes happened, and for the past 3 years I seem to have put on over 10 lbs each year. I have also gone through menopause and have recently learned that I have every symptom of fibromyalgia there is. I have always had problems with overwhelming fatigue. When I was fat the docs would say I needed to lose weight and when I got down to 155 and still had the problem they said I was exercising too much!! I have an appt in October with a new doctor. Can't wait to hear what she says.... So here I am now, getting back on track, just trying to get back to 155 where I felt happy when I looked in the mirror and enjoyed the strength and energy that I had from being in such good shape. I work full time in a stressful job and have a 13 y/o son. My partner has 2 boys, 16 and 19 yrs old . He is a big support but doesn't struggle with weight issues himself.... but he tries to understand :-)




Member Since: 12/31/2006

Fitness Minutes: 57,087

My Goals:
I just want to get back to my program at a pace I can tolerate now and get back to making what is best for my health a top priority again.


My Program:
I started out with almost daily treadmill and 3 or 4 times a week weight training/ toning. More recently I got an elliptical at home and just love it!! I was doing 30 minutes or more daily. It's a total body workout that burns 3 times the calories of my treadmill workout.
I target train different muscle groups 6 days a week so I get the rest time for each area but keep up the almost daily routine.



Personal Information:
I live in southwestern New York near Lake Erie... USA

I am an animal lover, especially cats. I have one cat now, named Bella. I also like turtles.

I love music and have a wide variety of music that I listen to.


Other Information:
I have been struggling with the recent loss of my father who died from obesity related illnesses and damage to his lungs from many years of smoking. He was an inspiration to me to get healthy because I saw the last 25+ years of his life were a constant struggle and he was a VERY strong man.




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    "There is INSIDE of YOU
    ALL of the potential to be WHATEVER you WANT to be;
    ALL of the ENERGY to do WHATEVER you WANT to do.
    IMAGINE yourself as you would like to BE,
    Doing what you WANT to do,
    & each day, take ONE step towards your DREAM.
    Though at times it may seem too difficult to continue,
    HOLD on to your DREAM.
    & one morning you WILL awake to FIND
    That you ARE the person you DREAMED of,
    DOING what you WANTED to do,
    Simply because YOU had the COURAGE
    To BELIEVE in YOUR potential
    & to hold on to your DREAM."
    - - Donna Levine - -


    Gorgeous,

    Believe in YOURSELF & know that you already have inside of you ALL that you need to become anything & everything you hope to be, want to be & dream of being!! You are stronger than ANY obstacle; You are capable of overcoming ANY hardship; & You are POWERFUL beyond measure!! Acknowledge YOUR potential & OWN it - - YOU are FABULOUS!!!

    Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

    Jes

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    529 days ago
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    Surround yourself with people who have dreams, desires & ambition;
    They'll help you to reach for & realize your own:) :) :)
    - -UNKONWN - -

    "If we would only choose to see that ALL of our limitations
    are self imposed & chosen out of fear,
    We would leap at once."
    - - ADYASHANTI - -

    Here's to a Fabulous Friday, Friend!! I Hope You Stay Positive Today & Choose to See ALL the Beauty & Light that Life has to Offer!! Dig Deep, Stay Focused On Your Goals, & Give This Day ALL You've Got - - YOU are Worth It:) :) :)

    Hugs,

    Jes

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