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Hi! I'm JJ and I've been battling my weight as long as I can remember. I've tried Weight Watchers, but found that I just couldn't afford it. I'm currently enrolled at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, majoring in curricular studies and minoring in environmental studies. I am a Prime Time (non-traditional age) student. I live in VA with my husband, 2 daughters, and a menagerie of pets. I'm hoping to lose 50 lbs so that I can better manage my blood pressure and cholesterol. Not to mention that I've been having trouble walking lately. My legs start to cramp and I get winded easily. I was doing pretty well on SparkPeople during summer break, but the crazy schedule of school has caused me to backslide. I'm planning on getting back into the swing of SparkPeople over Winter Break so that I can have the habits established before going back to school in January.

UPDATE: I graduated in May 2007 with my BA in curricular studies with a minor in environmental studies. I am currently working on a Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) in Special Ed and will be graduating from that program on May 11, 2008.

UPDATE 2: I graduated in May 2008 with my MAT in Special Ed. Currently I am working as a substitute teacher and sending out resumes and applications in order to find a full time teaching position by Fall 08.

Member Since: 8/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 569

My Goals:
Stay within 1200-1550 calories each day.

Exercise consistently.

Be a positive role model to others.

My Program:
I'm using the Nutrition Tracker to keep track of what and how much I eat every day.

1-Day Challenge: Meet each days challenge as posted on the message board.

10,000 Steps: Work up to 10,000 daily steps. Check my blog for daily step-counts.

Hit my Goal Weight by years end.

Personal Information:
Name: Julia

Email: oddspirit07@gmail.com

Hometown: Forest, VA

I am currently a prime time student at Randolph-Macon Woman's College majoring in Curricular Studies (elementary education) and minoring in Environmental Studies. I am married, have two daughters, and a gazillion pets (or at least it seems like it!). My main diet problem is that I am a stress eater and with everything that's going on in my life, I'm ALWAYS under stress.

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Favorite Books & Authors: The Cat Who Series by Lillian Jackson Braun, The Sneaky Pie mystery series by Rita Mae Brown, Harry Potter Series, Susan Grafton, Ann Perry

Favorite DVDs: Phantom of the Opera, Pirates of the Carribean 1 & 2, Beauty Shop, Pearl Harbor, Cats, The Devil Wears Prada, Ice Age, Ice Age-The Melt Down

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    Well fancy meeting you here! Congrats on the 25 pounds lost. Way to go. How are you? Drop me a line on my sparks page or facebook when you get a chance and fill me in.
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    2868 days ago
    Congrats on reaching a goal!! emoticon
    2941 days ago
    Hi, Im a sparkplug too. I just graduated with my masters in elementary education and Im subbing too. Small world huh?
    2976 days ago
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    Good luck in your job hunt! I know in my district, money is tight, so we have a hiring freeze until the 10th day of school, to be sure we can keep all our classes due to class size. Then they shuffle the teachers from schools whose numbers dropped into schools that grew. Then they do new hires for remaining positions- so don't give up! emoticon
    2984 days ago
    You have a terrific history of accomplishing your goals - I'm sure this battle will be one you win as well. Good luck finding a teaching position. I know how tough that can be. But you have a lovely strong spirit and a positive outlook which will take you a long way! Plus we're all cheering for you!

    2998 days ago
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