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I am...
Friday, September 17, 2010      6 comments

Throughout most of my life, I would consider myself a pretty positive person. I pretty much know that if I decide to do something, I can and will do it. Once I get a little motivation in me, things generally follow through. Sign up for a b... Read more
Waterlogged....
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      7 comments

Last night my beautiful town and campus flooded. here is a link to pictures. It has been a crazy weird day. www.desmoinesregister.co
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Weekend Plan
Friday, August 06, 2010      6 comments

For the last month my weekends have been one of my major downfalls (unfortunately not my only downfall...). I am determined now more than ever to get my eating under control before the summer weight creep gets away from me. Here is my plan for... Read more
My no-excuses snack stash
Thursday, August 05, 2010      8 comments

We have been crazy busy the past few weeks so meal\snack planning has been pretty nil. I just get the necessities at the store and then just create quick meals with what we have on hand. It is a gift I have - can create a 10 minute meal out of... Read more
What do you know... I CAN workout at home!
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      8 comments

I didn't think it could be done. I hate to workout at home. Everything I need is here - treadmill, handweights, bands, balls, step...even a trx system. However, everytime I attempt to workout in my basement gym, I lose interest and find s... Read more
Snack Mix Up
Thursday, July 15, 2010      7 comments

When I packed my lunch this morning I also packed two snacks: A small banana and natural peanut butter, and a cup of grapes with a handful of almonds. My meetings ran behind this morning so I had grab a snack while I headed out the door t... Read more
Wow... they are gone!
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      7 comments

I work in a office that has a ton of chocolate and candy on people's desks. Everywhere I turn, I can see a bowl of candy. This has been my downfall. My willpower can usually hold throughout the morning, but once I am finished with lunch, it w... Read more
What's next?
Thursday, July 01, 2010      7 comments

I have kind of hit a fork in the road and I am not sure which way to go. On my left I have the road that I have basically been traveling the past year and a half. The road has been hilly, it has its ups and downs and sometimes I think it e... Read more
WooHoo Wednesday!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      6 comments

Wow, I have had an amazing week so far. Here are my top 10 WooHoo moments: 10. I have drank 10+ glasses of water every day since Sunday. 9. I have cut sugar and processed foods out of my diet since Sunday. My coffee is even sugar fre... Read more
My first day going sugar free, plus my workout plan for the week.
Monday, May 17, 2010      8 comments

Yesterday was my first day on my sugar free eating plan . I actually found it easier than expected. I think having the mindset that I couldn't have ANY was better than the mindset that I could have some. I need definite boundaries and not all... Read more
Because I am already sweet enough...
Sunday, May 16, 2010      7 comments

Hello. My name is Julie, and I am addicted to sugar. Once it crosses my lips, I can't get enough of it. I want more. And more. I think about it constantly. Today I am going to combat that addiction. I am going to go cold turkey ... Read more
the time is now!
Thursday, May 06, 2010      1 comments

"There is no better time than now. The time to live is now. The time to dream is now. The time to imagine and forget the past is now. The time to shine is now. The time to bleed, sweat, and determine yourself for the things you want most is now.... Read more
Note to self
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      14 comments

Dear Julie - Next time you have a brilliant idea to ride your bike across town to your Zumba class, please wear bike shorts. You can change your clothes when you get there. You do not have as much natural padding as you have had in the p... Read more
Manic Monday
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      7 comments

Last Thursday I was offered a new job in my company. This is not so much of a promotion, I am basically just moving over to the new version of our software. I am the first one from my team making the move. It is an exciting change, but also a... Read more
Are you a top performer?
Friday, March 05, 2010      6 comments

I had a management training\meeting yesterday about top performers in your workplace. A lot of the characteristics we talked about can follow through to almost any area of life. Here are a few things that stuck out to me on how to make yoursel... Read more

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