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I'm gonna do it my way
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      11 comments

So yesterday I got to thinking. When we put my DD in a Montessori pre-school, they started out teaching her to read the sounds -tion and -th. She didn't even know her letters yet, much less what sound t made on its own. She was not ready for... Read more
My BLC-20 Goals
Sunday, September 16, 2012      11 comments

The beginning of a BLC round is an excellent time to think about how we can meet our goals. My goal for this round is to lose one pound a week and get under 180 pounds. That is completely possible and do-able. Here is how I will do it: ... Read more
Julie's BLC-20 Starting Pictures
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      12 comments

Hi everyone, This morning, on the first day of BLC-20, I took some "before" pictures. At the end of BLC-20, I will take some "after" pictures and hopefully I will look waaaaaay thinner! I actually don't think I look too bad in these... Read more
Letter to Myself
Monday, September 10, 2012      13 comments

Hi, Julie. This is yourself speaking. Just here to give you a little encouragement! Remember how good it felt when you weighed 180.6 pounds at the end of BLC-18? Well, I'd like to see you get there again. That's really not asking too mu... Read more
Pictues of my daughter dancing
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      4 comments

My 10 year old daughter Jenny had a dance recital a few weeks ago and a few people asked for pictures. This first picture is her tap routine. She is the third from the r... Read more
Pix from my weekend
Monday, May 14, 2012      9 comments

I spent the weekend at my step-daughter's college graduation from Humboldt State Univ in Northern California. Thought I'd share some pix. This is Jenny (10yo DD), Debbie ... Read more
Now and then
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      19 comments

I am wearing the same top today that I wore in a picture in May 2007. That is my husband Bill, my daughter Jenny, and my son Jeremy. And here I am wearing the sam... Read more
It doesn't make sense!
Monday, January 30, 2012      6 comments

I've been with SP for a little over a year. In that time, I have learned so much, such as what a BMR is, how many calories I should be eating, how much exercise I should do, etc. It's been great. But I've always been puzzled about one th... Read more
My goals for 2012, and what I accomplished in 2011
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      8 comments

I'm not very good at setting goals, and even lousier at keeping them, LOL, but I thought I would give it a go! So here are my goals for 2012: * Get to 136 pounds. That is the ultimate weight I would like to be at, but to be honest, I'm p... Read more
My exercise advice for newbies
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      11 comments

It's the beginning of a new year and that always brings scores of new people to dieting websites, such as Spark People.com. I myself joined SP exactly one year ago today, after making a new year's resolution to lose weight. I'm so excited to r... Read more
BLC 17 Recap
Monday, November 28, 2011      1 comments

This has been an interesting BLC. This is my second time around and this round was very different from my first time. For BLC 17, I became a Navy Ninja and I really felt at home with the team. I was off to a great start -- I lost 6 pounds th... Read more
SMOREs challenge
Friday, September 09, 2011      2 comments

This blog is for tracking for the SMORE challenge. emoticon ... Read more
My poor eating habits
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      11 comments

I have been going over my calorie allottment pretty regularly for the last 5-6 weeks. The only time I didn't was when I increased my allottment -- but then my weight loss totally stalled. The only thing that changed was that I didn't feel as g... Read more
How I feel this month.
Thursday, July 07, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday was the last day of the BLC. This was my first round and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed having a team to talk to and share with. I am going to miss that for the next 2 months. I also enjoyed the challenges. ... Read more
I think my scale is broken
Monday, June 06, 2011      5 comments

I have been pretty consistent in my weight loss since joining SP. I aim to lose 2 pounds a week but have been averaging 1-1.25 pounds per week. Fine, I'll take what I can get! But for the past few weekss, the scale has not been moving. ... Read more

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