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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: 305,855

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 CIROHIO
    emoticon emoticon If nothing ever changed there'd be no Butterflies. emoticon emoticon
    2 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Harboring resentment sucks the life right out of you, it is time to release this and get on with your life. Resentment and anger are like a cancer that eats you alive. It takes the joy out of living. Marla Cilley (aka FlyLady)
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    23 hours ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    emoticon Jules for reading my blog: "Simple ways to Reduce Stress." I appreciate your support!
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success. Norman Vincent Peale
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    1 day ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Six Terrific Truths about Time emoticon emoticon emoticon

    First: Nobody can manage time. But you can manage those things that
    take up your time.

    Second: Time is expensive. As a matter of fact, 80% of our day is spent
    on those things or those people that only bring us 2% of our results.

    Third: Time is perishable. It cannot be saved for later use.

    Fourth: Time is measurable. Everybody has the same amount of time..
    Pauper or King. It is not how much time you have; it is how much you use.

    Fifth: Time is irreplaceable. We can never take back time once it is gone.

    Sixth: Time is a priority. You have enough time for anything in the world,
    so long as it ranks high enough among your priorities.

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    Remember: Time is seconds; seconds are minutes; minutes are hours;
    hours are days; days are years and years are your lifetime!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Use your time wisely emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
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