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New challange.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

So SP inspired me with their ten day challenge this month of rise and shine and I'm starting a 100 day tomorrow so I will either get up and eat breakfast or go for my walk first and than eat breakfast. I hope this will help me find my motivation.

I hope with this challenge I will be back on here more often. I'm so tried of being my own worse enemy I'm tired of her winning. So I'm going to kick her butt with my 100 day challenge.

Hope everyone is doing well. Miss everyone appreciate everyone for being their for me.

  
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BARBANNA 4/17/2014 6:02PM

    Hope all is going well Jules, stay Boston strong! emoticon

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CANDYCANE2B 4/11/2014 6:17PM

    Good luck with your challenge Julie!!! I know you can do this!!!

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MARIAJESTRADA 4/10/2014 7:37AM

    Girl, I was my worst enemy after I got out of the wheel chair. I was not really making excuses, just flat out refusing to work out. You know what is motivating me (besides my husband driving me to the gym, even if I don't want to go, sometimes)? Variety. I mean I read articles on having to do this, but now I'm actually varying my workouts and eating. After the health hiatus, I gained back max eight pounds or so from the 40 I lost, and I'm not even concerned about losing them, just keeping up my fitness minutes and trying to eat healthier. My motivation is much higher now, and I stop giving myself material rewards. Anyway, I hope this helps. Race walk or vary your walks, so you trick your body.

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SUSHENO 4/8/2014 10:56PM

    Sounds like a plan. emoticon

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BARBANNA 4/8/2014 2:08PM

    Just put one foot in front of the other and go! You can do it! emoticon

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WHITNEYLD 4/5/2014 5:18PM

    Sounds great! I hope to motivate myself, too. I have been slacking or just pretty much "wallowing" in all the stress and letting it get the best of me. Here's to a better spring!

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SWEETNEEY 4/4/2014 6:32PM

    Just don't stop.

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LJOYCE55 4/4/2014 3:11PM

  Good luck and keep us advised on your progress.

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/4/2014 11:55AM

    YES!

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2BDYNAMIC 4/4/2014 7:17AM

    emoticon Sometimes the first steps Are the hardest but once those habits gets going ........... there's no stopping you! (Hope you can pop in and see my studio I shared pics with on changing an ordinary room into a great fitness room! ...... (Did today) ............. Have a great Friday!

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WISLNDR 4/4/2014 5:24AM

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and most importantly, have fun!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/3/2014 9:44PM

    You can do it!!

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PENNYSAVER2 4/3/2014 9:36PM

    Glad to hear from you!! Hang in there and emoticon !!

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MSBEKANATOR 4/3/2014 7:57PM

    You can do this! Great plan to start your morning off right, that always makes the rest of the day flow better!

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KONRAD695 4/3/2014 7:55PM

    I've always found my mornings dictate the rest of my day. If I get it going early, I lose weight. Strait forward and simple. Wish you the best. emoticon

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EJRANVILLE 4/3/2014 7:04PM

    What a great challenge--seems simple enough and a great way to kick off a healthy day. You're tracking as a Spark Streak, right?

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Hi

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hi everyone how is everyone doing me I have figured out a lot of stuff about me. I fell back into old habits I am my own worst enemy. So it is a work in progress. I have put one more pound on since I blogged last which isn't so bad but still no were I want to be.

So it is time for my reality check I'm not doing what I should be for me I forget again that if I'm not focusing on me and what I need to do for myself I fall by the waist side. So I'm trying my best to get back to taking care of myself.

So why does this happen not sure but I have done it my entire life I smile and pretend everything is okay because I don't know how to speak up but I'm finding my voice.


Sorry this a really boring blog but I'm back and I'm ready to do this.

So these are my goals for March:

1. Walk for an hour a day.

2. Track everyday.

3. Keep life simple.

  
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PRACTICINGPEACE 3/19/2014 4:44PM

    These are great goals, Julie!!!

Can I borrow them? emoticon

Seriously, though. I am going to borrow them (I'll give you full credit!)

I'm am pulling for you -- sending you lots of warm wishes and encouragement on this journey.

Warmly,

Janet

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BARBANNA 3/11/2014 9:52PM

    emoticon emoticon Love ya Jules!

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BONNIEMARGAY 3/11/2014 5:32PM

    No one here is going to judge you for being human.

You can do this, beautiful!

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WHITNEYLD 3/11/2014 2:05PM

    Keep it simple! Great thought for the day. Hope you are doing well.

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LJOYCE55 3/11/2014 9:27AM

  So glad you are back. I agree, a simple plan is best. Good luck.

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WISLNDR 3/11/2014 5:39AM

    Keep moving forward, step by step! (I do agree with the previous poster - the cold winter has forced me to work with smaller fitness goals since I seldom wanted to go outside for exercise time.)

Enjoy your day, one that's filled with good choices!!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 3/11/2014 12:33AM

    Julie, consider scaling down your daily goals, so they are totally doable.

Like... Walk minimum of 10 (15?) minutes a day 5 days a week.
(can be done indoors even on bad days)
(This would allow for 'off' days. And you could still

Your third goal is the key to success for you:
YES!! KEEP IT SIMPLE!!
You know how easy it is to set a plan and dig into it gung-ho and
........then slip, so.. yup: keep it simple.

One small change that becomes habit leads to others.
Slow progress is better than none or even a rollercoaster that's out of control.

ENJOY THIS JOURNEY OF YOURS, JULIE!!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 3/11/2014 12:33AM

    whoops... system posted it twice.
Important part is of course:

ENJOY THIS JOURNEY OF YOURS, JULIE!!

Comment edited on: 3/11/2014 12:34:29 AM

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PENNYSAVER2 3/10/2014 11:35PM

    Glad to hear from you!! emoticon

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BARBANNA 3/10/2014 10:11PM

    You can do this and I am glad you are back in the Spark challenge. We can do this, I know we can! emoticon

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Hello

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Hi everyone sorry I haven't been around for two months. No excuses just reality I have put thirteen pound back on I have not been watching what I'm eating on working out a regular basis. But no more I'm back and not going anywhere. So plan for the rest of Feb. is as follows.

1. Walk for an hour aday.

2. Cut my Diet soda

3. Stay positive/Never give up.

Missed everybody.

  
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BARBANNA 3/7/2014 10:39AM

    Everyone is digging out from all the winter months. I am hopefu that spring is closely approaching! Jules hope you are back on board and all the other Sparkers that are digging out! emoticon Love ya!!

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MARIAJESTRADA 3/3/2014 6:23AM

    I think I gained like ten pounds back, but I'm not sure. I think this happens more often than not, and you should keep striving forward. Today, I am going to the gym and also I am starting to log what I eat. Maybe that should be my Lent goal one of them. Hmmmm. Hang in there!

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KONRAD695 2/21/2014 11:56AM

    We all go through some ups and downs. I'm just coming out of a funk myself. Glad to see you back on top of it.

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KELLY19770 2/19/2014 11:28AM

    Welcome back! I've just come back around, too!

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NEVERORNOW 2/16/2014 4:15PM

    I'm proud of you for getting back here before the situation got too much out of control! You CAN do this and I know you WILL!! I'm here for you, cheering you on! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 2/16/2014 2:46PM

    Best of luck!

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CANDYCANE2B 2/16/2014 2:29PM

    Hi Julie! Don't you feel great when you're back on your plan?!!! You're lookiing good!!! Please, don't beat yourself up over the weight gain, it happened to me too!!! Never look back...only forward!!!


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LJOYCE55 2/16/2014 12:31PM

  We missed you as well. Welcome back and good luck on your new plan.

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VTRICIA 2/16/2014 8:23AM

    Welcome back!

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NILLAPEPSI 2/16/2014 7:22AM

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WISLNDR 2/16/2014 5:30AM

    This hasn't been the friendliest winter for most of us trying to live the healthy life; it's just a challenge to stay warm! Perhaps the worst of winter is over now and Spring is just around the corner!! Warmer temperatures will definitely get me outside and walking more and that helps me stay focused on what I want most!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 2/15/2014 10:47PM

    Glad you're back!!
Hmmm... trade the diet soda for water, stay away from sweet and salty foods/beverages, and you'll eventually not want soda! Am I sure of this? Yup! Been there, done that. ;)

Remember, if you need to vent or share I'm only a SparkMail away. K?! emoticon emoticon

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BARBANNA 2/15/2014 10:37PM

    Glad you're back Jules and have a great plan! We missed you and everyone has struggled so you are not alone. The extreme weather has put a strain on many and made sticking to a diet and exercise hard.

Let's make it happen, Love ya! ANNA

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BETRHO48 2/15/2014 10:00PM

    emoticon The important thing is that you are back. YEAH!

Never give up.

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RAPUNZEL53 2/15/2014 9:48PM

  Good Luck!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/15/2014 9:48PM

    You have been missed too - WELCOME BACK!!

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2014 here i come

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

So 2013 was awesome I reached goal and have pretty much stuck in the 130 but 2014 is time for me to take charge and to be in control of one person me. So I my new goals for the year are to lose 22 pounds by July. so my monthly goals for January are as follows

1. track what I eat everday

2. Eat three meals aday and two snacks

3. cut diet soda done from six cans aday a bad habit I thought I had kicked but haven't to three cans aday.

4. walk everyday

5. add ST once a week.

those are my goals I can do this. Thank you to all my Sparkfriends for being their for me and the support I can't wait to get this new year started. lets kick butt and take names in 2014.

  
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BARBANNA 1/31/2014 4:41PM

    I love ya Jules and miss you! I have so much gratitude for you! 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. Please come back to SP! emoticon emoticon emoticon


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SPICEMWE 1/8/2014 12:29PM

    I'm struggling with the diet soda addiction too. I've decided to work on one addiction at a time, so I started with unhealthy food although I've been cutting back.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 1/5/2014 5:33PM

    Good goals.
But. How about cutting the diet soda TOTALLY?
This may sound strange NOW, but...
Switching to less sugary-tasting healthy options - including water with a splash of fresh fruit - can help you enjoy the flavor of healthy foods. Just a thought. ;)

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KAR815 1/5/2014 10:43AM

    Julie ~ You are so inspiring to reach your goals!! Do you really need to lose any more weight? We wont be able to see you! lol...
Im so inspired by you!! thanks!!

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BARBANNA 1/1/2014 10:55PM

    You can do this Jules, you are BOSTON strong! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 1/1/2014 5:42PM

    You got this!!

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CANDYCANE2B 1/1/2014 12:19AM

    I LOVE your goals, Julie, You CAN do this...and so CAN I. emoticon

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BARBANNA 12/31/2013 8:36PM

    emoticon emoticon Happy New Year!

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SUSHENO 12/31/2013 8:14PM

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LJOYCE55 12/31/2013 5:55PM

  Awsome - I look forward to hearing of your progress this year.

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/31/2013 3:05PM

    You can do it!

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    I'm cheering for you!! emoticon

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MARIAJESTRADA 12/31/2013 7:23AM

    Julie, you will do it! I am so proud of your progress. I also redid my eating and fitness plans and am focusing on hunger levels and journaling. I'm not making drastic changes, just continuing on, since I'm a little over the halfway point.

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WISLNDR 12/31/2013 6:33AM

    Today, enjoy all the good things you've accomplished in 2013! Tomorrow starts a new chapter!!

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TOKIEMOON 12/31/2013 1:11AM

    Good list. If you're having trouble stopping diet pop, google artificial sweeteners and see how detrimental they are to our health. You might try adding lemon or other fruit to sparkling water.
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New idea.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

I'm going to try to blog every other day or as often as I can to keep my self on track so here it goes. this week has been much better than the past month still a long way to go but I'm getting their.

I tracked my food

I have cut back on tv slowly but surely.

I cut back on soda

Late snacking work in progress

eating breakfast work in progress.

so the week has been okay so now comes the weekend so I will try my best. everybody have a great weekend.

  
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BARBANNA 12/22/2013 4:10PM

    Hang in there Jules, just be on your best behavior if you can. The holidays are a tough time for loosing weight! Love ya! emoticon

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BARBANNA 12/21/2013 7:01PM

    Way to Jules, good luck! Hope all goes as planned! Love you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GYMCHICK30 12/19/2013 4:11PM

    Good luck and you can do it.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 12/11/2013 11:34PM

    Excellent, Julie! Cutting down on some things, up on others; small changes and steady progress are leading you where you want to be!! Way to go!!

Blogging DOES help, doesn't it?!! Something cathartic about putting it all down in words... and letting others know our thoughts, share their ideas!!

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MARIAJESTRADA 12/8/2013 10:19AM

    I usually read all of your blogs. Did you slip into most of your old habits? I am stuck in a similar quandary, not so much in terms of the eating, but I am struggling to get back to the gym. When I don't go back to the gym, I make it a point to walk a lot and move, but I need to get back to regular exercise that I love so much. I only hopped on the bike once this week, so I'm starting with that. (Today, I'm resting because I had two intense days of working.) I guess it's all a learning curve. When I visit my sister, I hope to start walking for an hour each day and cleaning her house on a regular basis. I also do band work when I'm there because I have time. Anyway, you hang in there! Let me know how things go.

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WISLNDR 12/7/2013 5:01PM

    Good for you!! I look forward to reading all about your successes!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/7/2013 2:25PM

    Less television or MORE exercise during television! Good for you.

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BARBANNA 12/7/2013 12:57PM

    Wow Jules, I am very pleased. You are learning how accountability keeps us on track. It is easy to lose your focus these days. There are many distrations and deterrants to keep you removed from the ultimate objective. I must say I have that down to a science or if you asked my DH he would say I am very predictable. It works for me and that is the important part!

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LJOYCE55 12/7/2013 12:19PM

  I look forward to your blogs, Julie. Sounds like you are on the right track.

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NILLAPEPSI 12/7/2013 12:17PM

    Every little bit helps. emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 12/7/2013 10:14AM

    Hi Julie - jumping on over to say Hello - yes - accountability blogs really are the ticket to success but no such thing as perfection in any of us - we do the best we can ! I am so Happy that you are my friend ! Late as usual on returning replies :) some things never change , what can I tell you ! Still celebrating , as tomorrow is my actual Birthday , wow never to old for fun right !!! We can do this , together Hugs K emoticon

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CANDYCANE2B 12/7/2013 10:00AM

    This is an EXCELLENT idea, Julie! I so like it, that I am going to join you and do it too!!! Look for my blog today!!!

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SPOONGIRLDEB 12/7/2013 8:31AM

    Good goals to work towards, and I am sure you will achieve them! Take it one day at a time, that is all you can do. I'm trying to be better about blogging regularly as well, it really *does* seem to help with staying on track!

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