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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: 347,644

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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    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
    It turns what we have into enough, and more.
    It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
    It can turn a meal into a feast,
    a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
    Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
    and creates vision for tomorrow.
    ~Melody Beattie~
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    There will always, always, always be something to be thankful for.
    Be thankful for what you have & you will end up having more.

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    12 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Strength does not come from controlling our emotions, but from learning to control how we respond to them. Guy Winch.
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    12 hours ago
  • v HAPPY-CATHE
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    On this week of the Thanksgiving Holiday I want to remind my Wonderful Sparks Family & Friends........ portion control, drink that water, move around. Sharing and caring my thoughts for you to have a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving week.
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    1 day ago
  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Thank you for your comment on my blogs
    I was feeling a little down reimagining the holidays in our new normal.
    Then breaking my glasses and wearing an old prescription pair has reduced my online sparking time, but putting my feelings into words really did help.

    New glasses will be ready next week. Now I know why the Walmart lady was being so helpful. Today our Board of Supervisors is voting on a resolution to require NON MASKED people to be admitted to public areas. I feel like I am living in Crazyland.

    This virus is so dangerously unpredictable - some no symptoms, some barely sick, some seriously ill, some hospitalized, some with long lasting damage and some dead.
    All we can do is focus on health and safety, encourage others to do the same and hope for better times in 2021.

    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    You have the power to change your habits, your life, and your destiny. It starts w/the positive choice to get off your attitude. Ryan Lowe
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    1 day ago
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