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I've come a long way in this weight loss journey, and it's hasn't always been easy. I'm so grateful for the help and encouragement I have received from Spark friends! Without that encouragement I wouldn't be where I am now.

Having regained about 80 lbs. I'm at a point where I need to focus on myself again. I don't want to keep gaining. I need to make lists every day of what my goals are. No exceptions! No excuses!

Other's are doing it. So can I! Motivation is key! Time to find it, where ever I can!

Daily Positive Affirmations:

For me, dieting is "Permanent": I am NOT naturally thin. I must be eternally vigilant and avoid the temptations that I can't resist.

No amount of food would "EVER" be enough food. I'm "Just as Hungry" 80, 90, or 100 pounds (Or More) Overweight as when I stick to my goal weight.

�YOU CAN HAVE RESULTS OR EXCUSES, NOT BOTH.� �UNKNOWN

�YOUR LEVEL OF SUCCESS IS ONLY PREDETERMINED BY YOUR LEVEL OF EFFORT.�

"You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle."
-George Lucas

September 2, 2016
Still have a ways to go. Need to work on finding improved ways to help me reach my goals. What I have been doing isn't working.
Finding the motivation to keep up with the workouts and healthy eating is what I need to work on.


Member Since: 6/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 318,557

My Goals:
To tone up my arms and legs. To lose my belly flab.
To eat more fruits and veggies.
To do more weight training than cardio.
To not be so hard on myself.


My Program:
Tracking my food intake daily.
Daily exercise, no matter what it is.



Personal Information:
My name is Julie.

I live in Kansas City, MO but am originally from Clinton, IA. Dh and I have lived here going on 31 years. I go to the gym nearly every other day and am pretty good at tracking my fitness and food daily.


Other Information:
My grandchildren are my motivation to keep losing this weight. I want to be around to play with them as they grow up, as I am able to do now.




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  • v BARBIEE52
    ~~ emoticon emoticon ~TODAY IS 12 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS~ emoticon emoticon ~~
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    I can't believe Christmas is so near. emoticon
    To make it a special time of year.
    We've got the time to decorate the tree. emoticon
    For everyone to see.
    We'll add green and red lights. emoticon
    That will shine through the nights.
    Add the ornaments, old and new. emoticon
    So full of memories, too.
    From all the branches they'll hang, emoticon
    Reminding us of songs we sang.
    At the top we'll add the star, emoticon
    which will be seen from near & far.
    Underneath the tree will be gifts & toys, emoticon
    For all the girls and boys.
    Yes, we will have time in the next 12 days, emoticon
    for celebrating all the wonder, cheer & joy.
    ~~By Barb~~

    emoticon emoticon ""Enjoy the 12th Day Before Christmas"" emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon 10 Reasons we know why Santa Claus is a man emoticon
    1...No dress sense emoticon
    2...Never replies to your letters emoticon
    3...The chances of getting what you want are nil. emoticon
    4...Beer belly emoticon
    5...Will only commit to one day a year emoticon
    6...Obsessed with stockings emoticon
    7...He never stops to ask for directions emoticon emoticon
    8...Too lazy to shave emoticon
    9...He always wears the same clothes emoticon
    10...Only will do a job where people leave food or booze out for him..
    And he doesn't wash the plate afterwards.
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    emoticon Do you know a Santa like this?? emoticon
    ~~Enjoy your Day~You might run into "Santa"~
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    1 day ago
  • v HAPPY-CATHE
    "Self talk is the most powerful form of communication.
    Because it either empowers you or defeats you."
    ~~~Wright Thurston~~~

    Enjoy Friday evening and your weekend too. Happy Sparking Friends emoticon

    Sending you, Jules extra & emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    emoticon …::Thinking of you my friend and wishing you a most Joyous Christmas season! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    1 day ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    Of course, this is the season to be jolly,
    but it is also a good time to be thinking about those who aren't.
    ~Helen Valentine~
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    2 days ago
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