JERSEYGIRL24
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At Jersey shore - 9/22/2012




My daughter Sharon and my baby, George (he's the one in the middle LOL)


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My old mantra (getting skinny is more fun than getting fat) was getting stale, even though it is still true. I have begun to suspect that I have an eating disorder (binge eating) and that my focus on sugar, while noble and not wrong, may be missing the mark. If I can really not eat unless hungry (with some exceptions, of course), and if I can be reminded of this every time I open my spark page, I think I will see more success than I have over the last two years as I have watched my weight creep up a little.

I have been a proud and happy member of SparkPeople for 8 years. It is an extremely important part of my life. I feel like I am the ultimate work in progress. After an initial loss of 40 lbs. in 6 months, I have struggled. My struggles have included gaining back some of the weight and just bouncing around at a certain level. I think things are finally moving in the right direction again.

I have been plagued by the sugar monster. I have made quite a few false starts in my efforts to control my sugar consumption. However, I have read many books and watched many videos about the dangerous effects of sugar, and they are finally beginning to sink in.

Another goal I have for 2016 is to become a better role model for my fellow sparkers. I hope you get some inspiration from my page.


Member Since: 12/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 172,362

My Goals:
Weigh less than 200 lbs. - achieved 4/20/2008

Weigh less than 190 lbs. - achieved 5/20/2012

"Do" a 5K - achieved 4/28/2012


My Program:
- Follow the nutrition guidelines outlined by SparkPeople



- Work out at the health club - 3-4 days per week



Personal Information:
I have lived in Northern NJ for most of my life. I have two great kids, a 30 year old daughter (attorney and aspiring tri-athlete) and a 27 year old son who is an assistant basketball coach at a junior college. I have also been married to the same guy for 38 years.


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For most of my life I was not much of a reader. At some point I started listening to audiobooks and loved them. I especially liked Michael Connelly and Sue Grafton. But recently I haven't done it so much, partly because I currently have a relatively short commute.

I work as a technical writer in the pharmaceutical industry. It is contract work, so I am not sure how long my current job will last.




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  • v KATIE5668
    Hi ..welcome to Mindful Eating..I hope we have info that will help you
    & that you will share any hints you have as well.

    In our rushed world it can be hard to focus on food sometimes..
    It is more like gulp and go!

    My hubby refuses to even go for a hearing check but has finally accepted that he has
    "a bit of a hearing problem"..tv at maximum volume and he cannot hear is not "a bit"!!
    MEN!!! hee hee and he has never talked at meal time..he does indeed do mindful eating.
    When he is eating it gets his full attention.

    I am off to shower and read for a bit..I hope you are having a good evening!
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    13 hours ago
  • v KATIE5668
    Hi ..welcome to Mindful Eating..I hope we have info that will help you
    & that you will share any hints you have as well.

    In our rushed world it can be hard to focus on food sometimes..
    It is more like gulp and go!

    My hubby refuses to even go for a hearing check but has finally accepted that he has
    "a bit of a hearing problem"..tv at maximum volume and he cannot hear is not "a bit"!!
    MEN!!! hee hee and he has never talked at meal time..he does indeed do mindful eating.
    When he is eating it gets his full attention.

    I am off to shower and read for a bit..I hope you are having a good evening!
    emoticon
    13 hours ago
  • v SHERYLDS
    thanks for the goodie and the kind thoughts. I got busy with some personal issues and put my Sparking on hold for a week. Hope you are enjoying the warmer weather. In my neighborhood we went from cool to hot...in 2 days. Not looking forward to a hot summer.

    Be good, stay strong, and have fun emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v RAYLINSTEPHENS
    Just wondering how you are doing and how is your 88yr old Mama?

    I hope she was able to stop falling. Is she on a walker? Ray will not leave his walker behind but at least he hasn't fallen in many months! Praise the Lord.

    Believe me, I can understand the stress and worry.

    I hope you are handling it better than I am.

    love you lots,
    linda
    5 days ago
  • v CAROL_31649731
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Having a healthy snack right before you shop will put you in a healthier frame of mind & lead you to make smarter choices. Snacking on an apple may do more than just keep the doctor away.

    If eaten before a grocery store trip, you may buy more freggies than if you ate a cookie (or didn’t have a snack at all). Don’t care for apples? Any nutritious snack will put you that mind frame.
    16 days ago
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