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Thursday, July 17, 2014



This was shared by My SparkFriend LisaN0415... I changed it a bit. Feel free to cut and paste and answer too!

What is your go to chewing gum flavour… JumpinJulie says: spearmint

for you, what is the best time of the year… JumpinJulie says: spring and fall love to see the leaves grow and change color.

What color toe nail polish are you wearing: JumpinJulie says: emerald green

What is your favorite pie: JumpinJulie says: pumpkin pie made by my mom

What was the 1st record you ever bought: JumpinJulie says: I never bought any "records" my first cassette was New Kids On The Block.

What current perfume do you use? JumpinJulie says: Hanae Mori my boyfriend got it for me it smells so good. Sweet but not to sweet.

Do you have any trophies or awards ...JumpinJulie says: no trophies.

Best day of your life: JumpinJulie says: when my nephew was born.

Do you cuss and swear? JumpinJulie says: Only when I'm driving a car. I don't like it work in progress.

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for? JumpinJulie says Leo Dicarpio so cute.

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore? JumpinJulie says some new clothes, or a purse.

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are ... JumpinJulie says: Gemini.. lot of traits fit me but some don't.

What is your goal weight.... I would love to be about 115

What is your biggest struggle with weight loss or maintainence? JumpinJulie says: being lazy and finding a reason not to workout.

What has been your favorite vacation/trip? JumpinJulie says: To ST. Louis for my cousins wedding it was a cultural shock coming from the east coast but it was so much fun.

Do you think you are a giver or a taker? JumpinJulie says I am a giver I love to help people.

Would you prefer a Beach house or Mountain cabin? JumpinJulie says, Mountain house to see the leaves change in the fall.

If you monogrammed your towels ...JumpinJulie says: JCL

if Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…. JumpinJulie says: I don't think I could do it.

Do you have a nickname? JumpinJulie says: yep Jules or Jul

LISAN0415 added this question:
What would your dream job be? JumpinJulie says: Nurse.

Now cut and paste this but I want to see your answers...or feel free to post your own blog. Add your own question too

  
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BARBANNA 7/24/2014 10:51PM

    Hope all is well and you are sticking to your program!

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LISAN0415 7/17/2014 8:59PM

    I loved your answers, and it's great getting to know more about you!

You need to post a picture of you and your Boyfriend!

Also, I need to check out your perfume. I have an extensive perfume collection ;) I like scents that smell like flavors more than flowers.

Take care, Keep in touch boo!

Lisa

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ROCKYCPA 7/17/2014 8:50PM

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BARBANNA 7/17/2014 8:29PM

    I will need to come back, just wanted to say hi and thank you so much for thinking of me. I think about you a lot and wish you lots of luck with your journey! Thanks for the Goodie!

LOve ya Jules stay Boston strong! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/17/2014 3:22PM

    Fun!

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LJOYCE55 7/17/2014 10:23AM

  Fun questions - I don't even have answers to them all.

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GOLFGMA 7/17/2014 6:58AM

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WHITNEYLD 7/17/2014 6:35AM

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Ugh

Thursday, July 17, 2014

So June was a good month I walked more than I had been doing all year but the weight has just kept coming because I eat junk and I drink to much diet soda. When I first started spark last year I had cut my soda down to three cans a day I don't what happened but I'm back to the old ways.

Enough is enough it is a new month a new day. I will cut back my late night eating again this month and I will eat breakfast in the morning. I will cut my soda down to three cans as well this month and hopefully add more water.

I have put on thirty pounds of the fifty I have lost and I'm tried of trying to figure out what looks good on me. I refuse to go back to size 16 pants.

These are my goals for July

1 track my food every day

2 eat breakfast every day

3 walk at least two miles aday

4 and review how I am doing every week.

Just want to say thank you to all my sparkfriends for their support I know I can do this.

  
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LISAN0415 7/17/2014 9:03PM

    Hi sweetie@

It is so good that you have stopped and re-evaluated your plan, goals, and yourself.

I have found the number 1 thing that has helped me lose weight is diligently tracking all my foods...and drinks. It makes all the difference.

Here is a plan to consider, many people have been successful with it:

150 minutes a week of fitness
1350-1600 calories a day. Do your very best to see that the first 1350 is filled wih protein and veggies and healthy choices BUT then leave 250 calories for your "Happy calories" This can be 1 soda, some candy, extra bread... whatever. If you ahve a special dinner with your mom or your sweetie, save up 3 days worth of fun calories, and you have an extra 750 calories for that meal. OR if it was an impromptu special dinner... then the net 3 days just omit your fun calories. This usually leads to about a 10 lb weight loss in a month. It's called the "drop 10 plan"

Best wishes!

Lisa

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/17/2014 3:21PM

    You can do this!

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LJOYCE55 7/17/2014 10:24AM

  You lost 50 pounds - far more than I have. Congrats on that and good luck on your way back.

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PENNYSAVER2 7/17/2014 9:58AM

    Remember, YOU are worth it. Make the decision everyday to do something positive in regards to your health. You know what to do, you just have to mentally tell yourself that "I'm worth the effort." I wish you the best.

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New month

Thursday, June 12, 2014

So May went pretty well I walked more than I have all year I tracked my food some days so it is better than it has been. I'm planning on making it everyday from here on out.

I decied that my 100 day challenge was not working so I will start over. I haven't kept it up so I will keep it up this month. So my new 100 day challenge will be tracking everything I eat and working out everyday.

I hope to be on here more often. Hope everyone is doing well.

  
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BARBANNA 7/1/2014 9:24PM

    Happy July and keep the fireworks in your program! emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/23/2014 11:54PM

    You can do it! I try to track as I go (the app helps!) so I have a better idea of my calories. :)

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MSBEKANATOR 6/17/2014 3:21AM

    Tracking what I eat is my biggest inconsistency! But We Can Do It!!! Awesome on the restart!

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/13/2014 1:15PM

    You can do this!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/13/2014 11:54AM

    Best of luck

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LJOYCE55 6/13/2014 10:50AM

  Good luck on your 100 day journey.

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LOLATURTLE 6/13/2014 7:50AM

    I have had that happen too! Sometimes a challenge that seems like a great idea doesn't end up helping you that much. It's okay, and you're doing the right thing - just pick a new one and keep moving on!

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LISAN0415 6/13/2014 6:48AM

    Tracking my calories and meauring all my food is the number one thing that has helped me lose weight. Activity is great, but I have housekeepers at work that are moving and working themselves into a sweat their whole 8 hour shift, but they are obese. Why is that, especially when some are in their 20s? Because they overeat on a daily basis, they don't eat huge portions, but they don't track what they eat, and some of their choices are high calorie, high fat, high carb/sugar and high salt.

I had a patient who got to her goal weight and she is in a wheelchair, so she has very limmited activity. she did it just by eating within her calorie range, about 1400-1500 calories a day. She lost about 60 lbs in 10 months, and she wasn't young, tall or even in the best of health. She also had a very very tight budget, she couldn't buy organic foods or "diet foods" she bought things like Chicken breasts, yogurt, eggs, lots of veggies and some fruit. Turket breast deli meat...

I know you can do it. Give yourself a 21 day challenge to eat within your calorie range, I promise a 21 day streak really is motivating, and the results are fantastic!
Lisa

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WISLNDR 6/13/2014 5:05AM

    You're doing it, keep moving forward!

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Middle of the month update

Friday, May 16, 2014

This month has been the best out of the entire year so far so I will keep going. I have my motivation back and I'm just doing at least a half hour a day and not getting overwhelmed if I am not perfect. I think that was my problem last year I was walking six miles aday and if I could walk that much than I felt like I failed.

But I finally learned that as long as I am trying than I'm doing good. I'm still struggling with eating but I'm getting back on track.

Hope everyone is doing well.

  
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BARBANNA 6/11/2014 6:51PM

    Jules I make the same mistakes but it's good you have it figured out. Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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SAM60SUMTHINK 6/9/2014 10:37PM

    Love this wonderful, positive feeling that shines through this blog, Julie!

Keep it up: our optimism carries us a long way in the journey!!

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LISAN0415 5/29/2014 2:42AM

    Hey, I have just restarted and I know the hurdles of weight loss!

Here are a couple things that help me:

1. I keep a papaer log to write down everything I eat and its calories. I ALWAYS look up the calories BEFORE I order/eat it.
writing things down really keeps me accountable.

2. I plan one day ahead what I will eat the next day, and pack a couple extra healthy snacks in case I get hungry.

3. I eat 5 times a day, breakfast, a snack 2-3 hours later, lunch, snack 2-3 hours later and then dinner. Lunch is usually my biggest/highest calorie meal.

4. Making sure I drink that water and make sure I eat veggies with each meal, it fills me up.

I hope those tips help you.

-Lisa

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LOLATURTLE 5/20/2014 2:59PM

    "Some is better than none!" that's what I tell myself when I can't be "perfect". SOME! Do SOMEthing! :) You'll get there.

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BARBANNA 5/17/2014 11:15PM

    Glad ytou are sticking with it and doing well. All is not lost and you will win in the end! emoticon emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 5/17/2014 1:35PM

    Glad you are back on track

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WISLNDR 5/17/2014 7:05AM

    That's great news! Every day, there's something new to learn about ourselves and another step on the path to success!! Keep it up!!

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SWAN47 5/16/2014 9:50PM

    Jules- happy you are getting back on track. I know you can reach your goals. We learn as we go through our journey. Is the imperfection in us that make us special and that you are. All we can do is try and be kind to our self.Hugs - remember no goofing off my friend!

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LJOYCE55 5/16/2014 7:54PM

  Just in time for great outdoor weather. Have a wonderful weekend.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/16/2014 7:46PM

    Awesome!

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How April went and the new challenge

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Well my challenge is going okay i have increased walking and doing zumba more than i have for the past four months i have put on twenty pounds i eat healthy during the day and than my night voice comes and says don't worry it won't hurt to eat alittle more. This can not happen anymore so i am making that one of my things i'm going to track no eating at night and no soda past dinner i have cut down really good. so if i get thirsty later at night i will drink more water than i have been.

So i just want to apologize for not being here i don't know why. I miss everyone when i'm not around so i need to be around more so that is my goal for may to be around this month more than once a month.

Hope everyone is doing well.

So my goals for may are

1. Continue my 100 day challenge

2. no more late night snacks.

3. thirsty at night drink more water

4. be here sparking more often than once a month.

  
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LJOYCE55 5/23/2014 8:04PM

  love your new background on this page


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PMRUNNER 5/13/2014 1:44PM

    Welcome back! If you figure out how to block your inner voice that says it is OK for another snack, let us know! I have been having a hard time ignoring that one lately too!

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VTRICIA 5/13/2014 1:26PM

    Good to see you back around!

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BARBANNA 5/8/2014 7:07PM

    I have the same issue with my inner voice and I think fatigue causes the voice to be worse as well as trying to do to much before bed. If I go to bed I am okay to avoid some of the over eating.

Jules I am sorry you have regained the weight and I am with you on that as well but mine was not as much but I am determined to shed it just like you.

Glad the Zumba is going well. I am rooting for ya! emoticon Miss Boston Strong Jules!

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BARBANNA 5/6/2014 10:22PM

    Way to go Jules, it's tough but you are Boston strong! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 5/1/2014 2:55PM

    You can do it.

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WHITNEYLD 5/1/2014 12:31PM

    Sounds great! I myself am going to take a few weeks off. Thanks for the message on my page! I was thinking about you!

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PENNYSAVER2 5/1/2014 9:27AM

    Julie, Remember: YOU are WORTH the effort. Keep pushing past the negative thoughts. Focus on ALL your successes thus far.
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WISLNDR 5/1/2014 5:34AM

    emoticon emoticon There's some good goals here for the month!!

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