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




My dad with my son 13+ yrs ago


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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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  • v MADMANSMAMA87
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    Energy is CONTAGIOUS,
    Both Positive & Negative Alike.
    Always be Mindful of WHO & WHAT
    You Allow in Your Space
    For It is a DIRECT Reflection of YOU!!!
    - -UNKNOWN - -


    Sending Good Vibes & Positive Energy Your Way, Friend!!!
    Here's to a Super Fabulous Friday!!!!
    Hugs,

    Jes

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    821 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87
    Reminder: YOU have the ability to do AMAZING things with your life. Go do them!!!

    Hugs,

    Jes

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    823 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87

    Focus on what you want your LIFE to look like,
    Not just your BODY.
    - - Sarah Failla - -

    Happy Tuesday, Sweetheart!!!
    Hope your day is filled with all sorts of beauty!!!
    Hugs,

    Jes

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    824 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87
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    "You CAN & You SHOULD
    & if you're BRAVE enough to start,
    YOU WILL!!!!!!"

    - - STEPHEN KING - -


    Sweetheart,

    Never stop working for your DREAMS, your GOALS & your AMBITIONS! You are capable of doing ANYTHING you set your mind to! Refuse to let fear hold you back!!! Dare to rise above & move on from anything & everything that is weighing you down!! YOU are DESERVING of true HAPPINESS!!!

    Stay Positive,

    Jes

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    914 days ago
  • v MADMANSMAMA87
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    NEVER discourage ANYONE
    who CONTINUALLY makes PROGRESS
    no matter HOW slow.

    - - PLATO - -


    Always remember that a step in the RIGHT direction, no matter HOW small, is STILL a step in the RIGHT direction! Don't be discouraged by SLOW progress for progress is progress no matter it's speed! As long as you focus each day on getting better & on moving forward, you will continually be moving in the direction of CHANGE, in the direction of HOPE & in the direction of SUCCESS! Each day brings reason to CELEBRATE!!! Choose to LIVE in the MOMENT!!! Choose to APPRECIATE each & every step that brings you closer to the BIG goal! YOU are STRONG, you are CAPABLE & you are DOING this & THAT is ALL that matters!!!

    Stay Positive,

    Jes

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