Me and my girls - Febuary 11th, 2009 newborn Lexie and big sister Callie

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Hi, I'm Julie, I'm 43 & already looking at knee surgery. It's time for a change. I'm the mom of 2 & the grandmother of 2. I really want to be able to play with my grandkids without hurting or gasping for air.
My ticker says 299 but after I have my knee surgery I will be back to lose the rest of this weight. I just need to deal with this portion first.

I started back in January of this year at 419lbs. I was doing okay losing by myself but then in April I found Spark! What a difference the last few months have been. I have lost weight, made wonderful friendships, and learned so much about nutrition, exercise and what a GREAT motivator Coach Dean is.

As you all know I have a bad knee but what you don't know is I have been getting sick every other month with some kind of respiratory illness. I don't know what it is, it has stumped the doctors so far. I see an ENT on Thursday and pray that finally I will have a diagnosis and treatment.

All of this might stop me from working out but not from improving myself and losing weight. As of today I am down 83.2lbs. in total. Which means I have lost 20% of my body weight.
I'm so happy and excited to see what's next.

Thank you all for reading and remember I could not have done this without a lot of help from my friends.

First thing to remember when you start updating things is to SAVE THE CHANGES!!!!!!!

Here we are starting another year. I'll start by saying I lost a total of 97lbs last year. Yes I did lose more but found that 8lbs. again. DARN! LOL I'n not too upset I have changed so much that I'm doing okay.
My knee is doing well I don't need my walker unless I have flare ups. I can carry my granddaughters now, which is new and GREAT! I decided to put off my surgery until I get down below 250. It will be better for me and for the Dr. Hopefully it will happen around late summer. I did go to the ENT and found out why I've been so sick, it was helped with me taking 3 extra pills a day. (something I can definitely live with.) I'm working with a trainer at the Y he is teaching me how to BOX the footwork and everything. ( no matter how bad you feel hitting that heavy bag or throwing punches at him you get all your anger out and feel like a new woman)

My son had to move into a new facility, the new one seems to answer all of my prayers. Hopefully that continues.

My daughter and her family are doing GREAT. The girls are getting Big.

The rest of my family have had some pretty big things going on but they are still plugging away.
Take care everyone, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Member Since: 4/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 6,516

My Goals:
1) I need to lose weight but I want to get healthy too.
2)I want to learn to be more adventurous!!
3)I want to learn to type..LOL (Navigating this sight I'm sure I will) Didn't happen but still working on it.

My Program:
1)I spend 4 days at the YMCA participating in water aerobics & swimming. ( I absolutely love it)
2)Also I'm eating a well- balanced eating plan.
3)I'm also doing a strength training workout 5-7 days at home.

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    HI I just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you and wish you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN and check the candy after you TREAT OR TREAT and make sure it's healthy. Love Always emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3065 days ago
    Hi Just a note to say hi and hope you have a Blessed week and a healthy one. The choices we make today are the results we will get tomorrow. I found this and thought it was cute.


    one pumpkin to another!!!!!!!

    A woman was asked by a coworker,

    'What is it like to be a Christian?'

    The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin..'
    God picks you from the patch, brings you in,
    and washes all the dirt off of you.
    Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
    He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.
    Then He carves you a new smiling face and
    puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.'

    This was passed on to me by another pumpkin.
    Now it's your turn to pass it to other pumpkins.

    I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch.

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    3081 days ago
    HI Just a note to say hi and wanted to wish you a Blessed weekend and a Healthy one and have some fun. I want you to remember the choices you make today are the results you get tomorrow. Love Always emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3100 days ago
    HI Just a note to say Hi and let you know I've been thinking about you. I hope you are having a great week and are working to get your ticker down a little. I'm still trying hard because I know wasted time is gone forever and I'm not going to let it get by me. Love Always emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3108 days ago
    Hi Just a note to let you know I'm thinking about you and want to wish you a Blessed Weekend and a Healthy one. We can do this one step at a time and one day at a time. Love Always emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3113 days ago
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