Summer 2009 carrying an extra 10lbs.

Winter 2007? I think this is me at ideal weight. 145. Clearly happy with myself.

Spring 2009 with my main squeeze.


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Hi. My name is Julie. I am a wife and mother to two girls aged 7&9. We live in Vermont and lead a healthy active lifestyle together.

I lost 40 lbs a few years ago and have kept all of it off but a pesky 10 lbs. I love exercising, running, zumba, walks with my dog, XC skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, paddling, etc! But FOOD! FOOD continues to vex me, I persist in overindulging in the dumbest of things. However, I keep working at it.

2011 begins my second year on SparkPeople, a place I have come to rely on for tracking tools and community support. This year, I hope to be more supportive of others while working toward my own goals.

This year, I hope to run two half-marathons. I've already run one in April and hopefully then the Leaf Peepers in October.

Meanwhile I hope to find someplace peaceful within myself that will allow me to do the things that make me happy and healthy.

Member Since: 1/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 15,144

My Goals:
- To run two half-marathons in 2011

- To learn a new skill (Chi-running?)

- To reign in my sugary sweets habit

- To find happiness in my accomplishments

-To establish a healthy exercise plan that I can sustain

My Program:
My post April HM plan:

Run 2x week

P90x 3X week
-core syn,
-legs & back

1x week 10mi cycling

Personal Information:
I am my own worst critic. I have super high expectations for myself. I do more than I need to while sometimes feeling like I'm getting nothing done! Feeling and looking fit is really important to me.
I want to live a long healthy life; I had kids late in life and I want to be active while they are!

Other Information:
I am active year round and a stay-at-home mom but looking to get back to work this year. I live in VT where there's always something to do to get active outdoors, but sometimes it takes extra motivation to deal with the extreme cold.

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    Hi Julie,
    Hope you don't mind I added you as a SparkFriend! I'm not sure how I ran across your page, but I'm a tall girl as well (5'10") and can relate to a lot of what you've talked about in your blog -- especially the food-thinking!
    I'll be cheering for you in your upcoming races...
    2621 days ago
  • v BUDRFLY31
    Hi Julie,

    I was just wondering if you have any upcoming races? I am training for my 3rd & 4th Half Marathons. I am attempting the Shelburne Spring HM in the beginning of May and my son and I got a spot in the 2 person relay in the KBVCM at the end of May. I am worried about the first because of the hills and I am having on and off troubles with my calf. I am very excited about the latter. It will be so special to share the relay with my son. We named our team PB&Fluff.

    Take Care,
    2668 days ago
  • v WEBBLL
    We had a conversation a few months ago about our daughters being depressed. Here's something I want to add.
    Yesterday my daughter came up to me and said, "I was reading through my old diaries and want to tell you thank you for putting up with me. I was very angry and negative."
    She is only 14 and is so pleasant to be around and I think that took a lot of wisdom and guts to say that to me. We had a good talk!
    I wanted to tell you that so maybe you'll be encouraged that your daughter probably won't always be that way!
    Have a great day! Linda
    2684 days ago
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    "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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    2704 days ago
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    Beautiful Woman Award!"

    Once you've been given this award, you may 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 choose not to pass it on, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out."

    Have a great day!
    2706 days ago
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