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I have been a member here on Spark since December 2007. It all started as a new years resolution and 6 yrs later I am still here doing the best I can. When I joined my weight was at 282. I have always struggled with weight, even as a little kid I was always the biggest kid in all of my classes all through school. Lost 80lbs when I was 19 and then gained it back and some. So at 23 I started this journey for myself, not anyone else. At my lowest so far I got down to 151 and then been bouncing ...
I have been a member here on Spark since December 2007. It all started as a new years resolution and 6 yrs later I am still here doing the best I can. When I joined my weight was at 282. I have always struggled with weight, even as a little kid I was always the biggest kid in all of my classes all through school. Lost 80lbs when I was 19 and then gained it back and some. So at 23 I started this journey for myself, not anyone else. At my lowest so far I got down to 151 and then been bouncing around for awhile. Losing the weight was the fun part. Reaching maintenance is what is hard. There will always be stresses in our lives and it's hard not to turn to food to make us feel better, gotta just do the best you can with what you got, each and every day.

I try to stay motivating with the lifestyle by signing up for races and always having something to work toward. I used to hate running, I was the kid who hid her shoes in gym class or faked cramps on running day. Now I have run 1 full marathon and 3 halves. I try to always change up my exercise and not get bored. I WERQ, water aerobics, bike commute and run. I also have a job at a health food store and that helps to talk to ppl and stay motivated with healthy eating. Always finding new veggies and fruits to try and keeping up a love for cooking. Which I never had before I gained this lifestyle. Now it's like therapy to me along with my fitness.

Just gotta do your best each and every day!
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Member Since: 12/30/2007

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My Goals:
I am not really looking at weight as a goal anymore. Right now I am trying to experiment with dropping some weight to see if my running improves by being lighter. My weight goal has always been 140 but I have a muscular build so I donno if that's even feasible for me. My weight training is more important then a number on the scale. My goal is to become a brick lol

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I workout at least 5- 6 days a week. I enjoy doing a lot of cross training. I run 2-days a week, Take dance classes 2-3 days a week, water aerobics and do some weight lifting

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My name is Julia, Julie or Jules, whatever you wanna call me. I am 28 yrs old. I am 5'3 which I think I should add here. I always see ppls pics and wonder how tall they are so I can compare myself lol I am a shorty so I hope that helps someone lol

I graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors in Photography. I am currently working for two business. I work at a health food/Organic Grocery store. Also work for an online book business. Which keeps me pretty active packing and shipping books. Lots of lifting which I enjoy actually. I also have a love for animals, I might even like them more then humans haha I have 3 dogs, 2 cats, 4 turtles, 2 blue tongue skinks, 1 bearded dragon and 1 cockatiels.

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I live in Bloomington Illinois. I have a membership to the goldsgym here (the big one). Member of the Bloomington Nomal group. If you go and see me on here, can always use a buddy!

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PAPER_WINGS18
2/17/2015 1:22:19 PM

Thanks for the Blog comment girl.

I made my appointment and see the Dietitian March 3. Interested to hear what she has to say. And I just ordered 2 books about PCOS & diet from Amazon.

Of course I googled the DR and she preaches the importance food journaling.

How you doing? This week any better for you?



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PAPER_WINGS18
2/10/2015 1:18:16 PM

hey girly,

thanks for checking on me. I am sore today. IDK how you pregnant women got ultrasounds more than once. I am so sore today from them pressing hard on my stomach. That actually was more unpleasant than the internal one.

Oh well. I will survive. Just gotta wait for the results to see if I have cysts or not. Hope to hear something by the end of the week.

How are you doing??



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BEMILLER30
2/2/2015 12:31:35 PM

Cool, yeah I'm supposed to start this week, so we'll see. I actually got a really cool thermometer at the apple store, it was a splurge. It plugs into your phone and keeps up with all your readings. So cool.
My week last week was really good. Hope to have another great week this week. :)
Did you have a good weekend? Hope you're having a great Monday!!!



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BEMILLER30
1/27/2015 3:00:57 PM

lol I don't know why you can't edit anymore!

I am going to start temp checking next month, well when I start my TOM. Isn't that right? Don't you start taking your temp the first day of your period? I'll research it, lol. I'm also checking my cervical mucus. So I'm hoping doing both, temp and cm, I'll have a better idea about my ovulation. If we aren't pregnant by April, we are both going to the doctor for testing. I may just have to have some help.
I can't remember what all I've told you. lol If I'm repeating myself just ignore me. :)

How are you doing? Having a good week so far?



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