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Everything happens for a reason right? My ex-boyfriend's new girl-friend (who is now his wife) told me about this site a few years ago (weird, I know.) & I can't imagine my life with out it.

Up until now none of you knew that my maiden name is Sparks & to be honest I was a little sad to see it go back in 2010. It's always been the perfect name for me. Julie Sparks, full of life & love. I am and always have been a firework, I was born on the 5th of July. My mom went into labor ...
Everything happens for a reason right? My ex-boyfriend's new girl-friend (who is now his wife) told me about this site a few years ago (weird, I know.) & I can't imagine my life with out it.

Up until now none of you knew that my maiden name is Sparks & to be honest I was a little sad to see it go back in 2010. It's always been the perfect name for me. Julie Sparks, full of life & love. I am and always have been a firework, I was born on the 5th of July. My mom went into labor watching the fireworks off the coast of the Pacific in San Diego 29 years ago. I was born to sparkle.

After becoming a wife and mom and before finding sparkpeople I lost my spark.. my mom died a slow, heart wrenching death and I got really fat.. I hit a real rough patch. I always was big, but 2011 brought me into the 300s. All that really matters now is that I'm here and I'm back. I sparkle again. I wish she could see me, how beautiful I feel.

Even though I chose to change my last name, my legacy will always live on as Julie Sparks thanks to SP. Although now I live it as a verb instead of a noun. The support I have found through this site has forever changed me and has brought me back to life. There are so many of you who have brought me back to what I used to be. Words can't express how much your support means to me.

Thanks to you I will always be Julie Sparks.
I spread the spark everyday.
I live it and love it.
I spark, therefore I am.

Original: My son was born Feb. 10th, 2011 and I never thought my weight would get as high as it did. My body looks a way that I never would have imagined.. I've been avoiding having my picture taken with him because I don't want to see myself look so big, so different from what I think I look like.

I've been over 200lbs for most of my 20's, but it doesn't have to stay this way. My 27th birthday is about 2 months away and I set a pretty hefty goal for myself to reach by my 28th birthday, it's a big one, but its obtainable.. Others have accomplished it, so why not me?

Update: Since joining SP and writing this intro I GAINED about 40lbs taking my weight higher than it was the day I delivered my son. Nothing like surpassing your full-term prego weight 6 months later.. By my 27th birthday my weight was the highest ever-314! Then I got serious! I have been a member of SP since April of 2011, but didn't really stick to it until after the summer of 2011. Seeing pictures of myself that big blew me away.. In about a month I will be celebrating my 2 year anniversary with SP and I am proud to report that I lost all the baby weight, wearing pre-baby jeans and almost at the same weight I was on my wedding day!!
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Member Since: 4/29/2011

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My Goals:
To live a healthy lifestyle by eating right and adding exercise into my everyday routine. I want to be healthy without even having to think about it.

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Why can't I get the results I am looking for by just paying for a gym membership?? Guess I gotta actually use it and not just pay for it.

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KABMPH
2/1/2014 1:45:45 PM

Ooh, a whole lime!? Thanks for the heads' up! LOL!
If you make a smoothie that has 2 servings, how do you store the leftovers?



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FANTASM01
1/31/2014 3:51:43 PM

Hey Julie,
Checking in and I see you didn't hit your goal you wanted for yourself. Hang in there. These hurdles that spring up in front of us just serve to make us stronger when we climb over them. You'll get there. It will come! emoticon emoticon



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ROCKCHICK86
1/30/2014 3:36:03 PM

Hey Julie, thanks for the blog comment! Good for you training for the Shamrock Shuffle! I am planning to do that one as well for my March 5k. Maybe we'll have to get a celebratory beer or something after we're finished. :)

So just a thought, but would you be interested in doing a glow run in Madison in May? I really want to do it, but I think it might be weird doing it on my own. No worries if you're not interested but thought I'd offer. :) Keep going girl! You're doing great!



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SUGARBUNNIE1577
1/29/2014 8:16:07 PM

You were in my neck of the woods on Sunday! I just moved back to FDL from Oshkosh. I'm really missing my apartment and the fact that Oshkosh is a bit more youth oriented (since I'm still single & childless, I consider myself "young"! LOL) and artsy. But, Fond du Lac is home, and after working in Oshkosh for 6 years, I got a job back here so I moved home with my parents to save some money.



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FANTASM01
1/29/2014 12:43:10 PM

Hi Julie,
Thank you for being a supportive friend. Think I just have the winter blahs but and I am so glad to see the sunshine and feel a bit more warmth today. Oh and guess what? I cut off my hair and had it colored a light brunette with blonde highlights last Sunday. Hubby took some pics but they look awful so I'll try to take something that I don't cringe to share soon. You inspired me to go for it! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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