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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: 298,891

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
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    Life Doesn't Have Any Hands, But It Can Sure Give You A Slap Sometimes.


    emoticon emoticon I'm so ready for Spring!! Hope you are, too!! emoticon emoticon
    21 hours ago
  • v WILLB4ME
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    You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind.
    You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
    ~Zig Ziglar~

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    1 day ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Things I've learned emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    That just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.
    That being kind is more important than being right.
    That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength
    to help him in some other way.
    That no matter how serious your life requires you to be,
    everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
    That life is like a roll of toilet paper....
    because the closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
    That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
    That money doesn't buy class.
    That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?
    That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
    That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
    That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time.
    That one should keep his words both soft and tender,
    because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
    That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
    That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
    That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
    ~unknown~

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    emoticon emoticon I've learned how "Special" today can be with Someone I Love emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Happiness is in your ability to love others. Leo Tolstoy
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    3 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    An Irishman was flustered not being able to find a parking space
    in a large mall's parking lot.

    "Lord,"he prayed,"I can't stand this.If you open a space up for me,I swear
    I'll give up drinking me whiskey, and I promise to go to church every Sunday."

    Suddenly, the clouds parted and the sun shone on an empty parking spot.
    Without hesitation, the man said,"Never mind,I found one."

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~Happy St. Patrick's Day~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

    4 days ago
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