The Diary of Weight Loss Jules
Taco salad? Don’t mind if I do.  


PS -  You know you live in the mountains when you start decorating your home with owls…  That or you’re just obsessed with owls because owls are awesome.  


PPS -  I also had half of a chicken quessadilla,  just in case I get any “that’s all you’re eating?!”  comments… Which I’ll probably get anyways… *shrug*


#owl #owls #homedecor #salad #healthychoices #greenveggies #healthymeal #mealidea #weightlossjourney

Taco salad? Don’t mind if I do.


PS - You know you live in the mountains when you start decorating your home with owls… That or you’re just obsessed with owls because owls are awesome.


PPS - I also had half of a chicken quessadilla, just in case I get any “that’s all you’re eating?!” comments… Which I’ll probably get anyways… *shrug*


#owl #owls #homedecor #salad #healthychoices #greenveggies #healthymeal #mealidea #weightlossjourney

Not gonna lie… It’s still taking some effort to get used to exercising outside… But every time I actually make it out, I realize it’s actually not so bad. Lol.


PS - kinda looks like I cut my hair - I didn’t. It’s tied back. #longhairdontcare


#exercise #workout #nogymneeded #sweatsesh #sweat #outdoors #mountainlife #crestline #mountains #lake #running #jogging

Here’s one of the several #beforeandafter photos (this one is of @kimcure ) added to a new Facebook page that my friend and I have started (the name is “Before and After Weight Loss Motivation”). If you can’t find it, send me a message on my Weight Loss Jules page or Facebook account - I’ll send you a link!  We’re also looking for more before and afters, preferably from people who have lost weight in a healthy manner (i.e. - changed diet, started exercising etc). Give the page a “like” and send us your before and after, as well a short blurb about HOW you lost the weight. Any tips on how to stay motivated would also be great!  



PS - I highly recommend adding a watermark to any before and after you share (on Instagram as well!), to avoid it being used for advertisements for products you’ve never used (speaking from experience!). The app I used for this is called PxlrExpress (on Android… not sure if available on iPhone) , but there are many others that do the same thing. 



#transformationtuesday #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightloss #fatloss #weightlossstory #motivation #inspiration #fitspo #beforeandafterweightloss #dedication #progress 

Here’s one of the several #beforeandafter photos (this one is of @kimcure ) added to a new Facebook page that my friend and I have started (the name is “Before and After Weight Loss Motivation”). If you can’t find it, send me a message on my Weight Loss Jules page or Facebook account - I’ll send you a link!  We’re also looking for more before and afters, preferably from people who have lost weight in a healthy manner (i.e. - changed diet, started exercising etc). Give the page a “like” and send us your before and after, as well a short blurb about HOW you lost the weight. Any tips on how to stay motivated would also be great!  

PS - I highly recommend adding a watermark to any before and after you share (on Instagram as well!), to avoid it being used for advertisements for products you’ve never used (speaking from experience!). The app I used for this is called PxlrExpress (on Android… not sure if available on iPhone) , but there are many others that do the same thing. 

#transformationtuesday #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightloss #fatloss #weightlossstory #motivation #inspiration #fitspo #beforeandafterweightloss #dedication #progress 

Stole this from @thepowerofyourmetabolism. This is something I really wish I could get across to anyone starting a #weightlossjourney… Because trust me,  I KNOW the frustration.

 My standard quiting point was typically at 3 weeks.  If I had quit then,  I’d be sitting here today wondering if I could ever lose weight.  Instead,  I was lucky enough to know that it was,  indeed,  a slow process… So I purposely set my expectations low and expected the slowest progress,  if any at all.  

The good part is that I was always pleasantly surprised when I’d compare photos and see changes,  no matter how little they were.  But it took time to get to those points. 

 Patience plays a big part in this.. As well continuous FORWARD motion. As they say,  quitting won’t make it go any faster.  

PS -  I’ve been a lot more active on Facebook lately,  hence my lack of activity here.  Feel free to send me a friend request there if you’d like.  Just search for “Weight Loss Jules”  and “like”  my page or send me a friend request.  Or both.  Whatevs.  :) 

#weightlossstory #weightloss #motivation #inspiration #goals #keepgoing #motivational #dedication #progress #hardworkpaysoff #persitenceiskey #fitspo #healthychoices

Stole this from @thepowerofyourmetabolism. This is something I really wish I could get across to anyone starting a #weightlossjourney… Because trust me, I KNOW the frustration.

My standard quiting point was typically at 3 weeks. If I had quit then, I’d be sitting here today wondering if I could ever lose weight. Instead, I was lucky enough to know that it was, indeed, a slow process… So I purposely set my expectations low and expected the slowest progress, if any at all.

The good part is that I was always pleasantly surprised when I’d compare photos and see changes, no matter how little they were. But it took time to get to those points.

Patience plays a big part in this.. As well continuous FORWARD motion. As they say, quitting won’t make it go any faster.

PS - I’ve been a lot more active on Facebook lately, hence my lack of activity here. Feel free to send me a friend request there if you’d like. Just search for “Weight Loss Jules” and “like” my page or send me a friend request. Or both. Whatevs. :)

#weightlossstory #weightloss #motivation #inspiration #goals #keepgoing #motivational #dedication #progress #hardworkpaysoff #persitenceiskey #fitspo #healthychoices

And one from the beginning of my #weightlossjourney (Aug 2012) to now.  Difference in weight is approximately 50 lbs,  but I stopped keeping track months ago (#flashbackfriday to #ithrewmyscaleaway). 

 PS -  I always find it odd when I magically lose followers when I post before and after photos.  It’s kind of funny, actually. 

#beforeandafter #beforeandduring #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossstory #transformation #motivation #inspiration #fitspo #healthychoices

And one from the beginning of my #weightlossjourney (Aug 2012) to now. Difference in weight is approximately 50 lbs, but I stopped keeping track months ago (#flashbackfriday to #ithrewmyscaleaway).

PS - I always find it odd when I magically lose followers when I post before and after photos. It’s kind of funny, actually.

#beforeandafter #beforeandduring #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossstory #transformation #motivation #inspiration #fitspo #healthychoices

First  photo was taken around Jan 2013 (about 7 months into my #weightlossjourney) , second was today (April 2014)…. Which leads me to one of my favorite quotes…. 

"When you look in the mirror and see no change and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that’s the difference between those who succeed and those who fail."

No matter how long it could take,  it is worth it… And so are you.  Weight loss doesn’t just have the benefit of losing fat -  you gain confidence,  self respect and health ad well.  Focus on the journey,  not the time it will take.  

#beforeandafter #beforeandduring #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossstory #transformation #motivation #inspiration #progress #hardworkpaysoff #fatloss #fitspo #dedication #flashbackfriday

First photo was taken around Jan 2013 (about 7 months into my #weightlossjourney) , second was today (April 2014)…. Which leads me to one of my favorite quotes….

"When you look in the mirror and see no change and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that’s the difference between those who succeed and those who fail."

No matter how long it could take, it is worth it… And so are you. Weight loss doesn’t just have the benefit of losing fat - you gain confidence, self respect and health ad well. Focus on the journey, not the time it will take.

#beforeandafter #beforeandduring #weightloss #weightlossjourney #weightlossstory #transformation #motivation #inspiration #progress #hardworkpaysoff #fatloss #fitspo #dedication #flashbackfriday

Going to have to work out a recipe for these soon because OHMYGOSH these are good.  In a nutshell,  they are chocolate-y, almond-y,  coconut-y goodness… Covered in more coconut  goodness. 

 Ingredients : chocolate whey protein,  almonds,  coconut oil, stevia and unsweetened coconut flakes. 

Temporary recipe for now : It’s about 50/50 on the almonds and whey protein (mixed in a food processor until almonds are finely ground)… Add however much of the coconut flakes that you’d like… Add coconut oil until it’s similar to a cookie dough consistency.  Roll into balls (or little smooshed blobs like mine…) and coat with coconut flakes. Refrigerate for about 30 min… And enjoy.  also added a little salt (to the mixture… Not the outside because i like a sweet/salty flavor.  

#coconutoil #coconut #wheyprotein #yum

Going to have to work out a recipe for these soon because OHMYGOSH these are good. In a nutshell, they are chocolate-y, almond-y, coconut-y goodness… Covered in more coconut goodness.

Ingredients : chocolate whey protein, almonds, coconut oil, stevia and unsweetened coconut flakes.

Temporary recipe for now : It’s about 50/50 on the almonds and whey protein (mixed in a food processor until almonds are finely ground)… Add however much of the coconut flakes that you’d like… Add coconut oil until it’s similar to a cookie dough consistency. Roll into balls (or little smooshed blobs like mine…) and coat with coconut flakes. Refrigerate for about 30 min… And enjoy. also added a little salt (to the mixture… Not the outside because i like a sweet/salty flavor.

#coconutoil #coconut #wheyprotein #yum

My outdoor #stairmaster (it’ll have to do for now) . Repeated this a few times and got a pretty good sweat from it. Was somewhat like a #hiit (high intensity interval training… Google it) workout - since I’d sprint (sorta) up the stairs (high intensity part) and do somewhat of a cool down on the way down the steps (low intensity part) . Surprisingly effective! Oh, and for the record, I’ve realized I hate running or any sort of high-impact workout.

#workout #sweat #weightlossjourney #fitnessjourney

I can finally, FINALLY upload videos again. Hallelujah! Guest appearance by @peanuttheweenie.

#finally #igvideo #minidachshund #miniween #dachshund

I’ve been following @weightlossshabrayla for the longest time and I absolutely love her dedication and persistence (which is the MOST important part of this,  by the way! ).  Plus, she’s an amazing photographer (double awesome!).  @weightlossshabrayla thank you for the #inspiration! 

#weightlossjourney #weightlossstory #weightloss #motivation #inspiration #fitnessjourney #fitspo #dedication #progress #hardworkpaysoff #fatloss #beforeandafter #motivationmonday #transformation

I’ve been following @weightlossshabrayla for the longest time and I absolutely love her dedication and persistence (which is the MOST important part of this, by the way! ). Plus, she’s an amazing photographer (double awesome!). @weightlossshabrayla thank you for the #inspiration!

#weightlossjourney #weightlossstory #weightloss #motivation #inspiration #fitnessjourney #fitspo #dedication #progress #hardworkpaysoff #fatloss #beforeandafter #motivationmonday #transformation