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Oct. 2013: My worst since embarking on my weight loss journey. Not ok! I am back on my way down.





Worst 275#-300# - 2006 - NEVER AGAIN!



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In January of '06, I went from thinking about losing weight to establishing a life time goal to improve my health. That year I consistantly went to the gym at least 3 days a week.

In Jan '07, I started following "You on a Diet" and using Sparkpeople. I also increased my commitment to exercise.

November '07, I'm changing my approach. I've been plateaued since August at around 90 lbs lost. Now I am going to work at raising my resting metabolic rate.

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In January of '06, I went from thinking about losing weight to establishing a life time goal to improve my health. That year I consistantly went to the gym at least 3 days a week.

In Jan '07, I started following "You on a Diet" and using Sparkpeople. I also increased my commitment to exercise.

November '07, I'm changing my approach. I've been plateaued since August at around 90 lbs lost. Now I am going to work at raising my resting metabolic rate.

November '08 - I'm still at the weight I was last Nov. Am I successful? In maintaining, yes. For not that is better than the alternative. But... I need to find my way to losing more. And I WILL.

March '09 - I've been up as much as twenty pounds, today I actually took measurements and have stayed on program. The gain is understandable given my mother being on hospice and passing away. But I will not allow myself to lose anymore ground.

At the gym a saying is posted that I have fully embraced.
YOU NEVER FAIL UNTIL YOU STOP TRYING

November '09 - I am still on this hilly journey. What used to work, I can put aside easily.

I've joined a challenge at the gym. Tracking again, in a journal the is turned in each week. It is different enough and accountable to a new group and seems to have brought my goals to the forfront of my conciousness again.

I am working on my visualization and only thinking and talking about the new me and the positives that are getting me there. I am what I think about and I think about Julie, happy, healthy active and with a 32.5" waist!!

Feb 2013: Dad passed away in Nov. Was very involved with caring for him the last 2 years. I'm now up 40. This isn't ok. Tonight I decided to make it real...AGAIN. The ultimate goal, that I have yet to reach is 35 weeks away from today @ 2#/week. 35 weeks from now is our 25th wedding anniversary. I have found my inspiration!!

Jan 2014: Almost another year and I gained 10# more. I know why, no sense in validating the excuses by stating them. I have successfully stayed on program for 10 days. Tested it at a restaurant today and feel positive. Here's to meeting my goal in 2014.

I will reach my goal!!
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Member Since: 1/7/2007

SparkPoints: 12,564

Fitness Minutes: 5,151

My Goals:
A Healthy Lifestyle

Eat Clean

32.5" Waist

Long term: Get my bodyfat % as low as possible to comfortable maintain. currently 26 (finally healthy)



My Program:
Eat clean
6 meals a day.
Lots of veggies.
8 hours sleep.
Strength 2-3 days/week
Cardio at least 30 min 5 days/week.

Personal Information:
I live in Illinois with my husband of 25 yrs and our 3 daughters.

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YOU never fail until you stop trying.


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MAVERICK59
9/9/2012 5:34:05 PM

Hi!
I am a Blue Sapphire team member.
I just want to say that I hope you reach all the goals you have set for yourself this challenge.
You deserve good health.

And oh yeah-Go Blue Sapphires!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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DFOLKARD
4/3/2011 8:21:40 AM

emoticon Happy Birthday Julie. Do something for you!



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1/25/2011 1:45:12 AM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"



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1/24/2011 11:36:10 PM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"



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1/24/2011 7:34:09 AM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"




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