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: 188,451

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 KELLY_SS
    I really like your 2016 Mantra, Do not eat unless hungry. I also think it's very impressive that you are tuned in enough to see what kinds of tweaks you need to make along the way. I am proud of your continued effort and the fact that you are still determined and I believe you will get to whatever goal you have set for yourself. Great attitude!
    20 hours ago
  • v FISKER
    I love your thinking for 2016, "Not eating unless you are hungry" I think that is a great way to think!
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    22 hours ago
  • v ANACORAZON
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    "How does one become a butterfly?

    You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar"

    Trina Paulus

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    Comment edited on: 1/20/2017 11:58:33 PM
  • v CAROL_31649731
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    I am so proud of all of my Champions, fluttering around . . . spreading joy and encouragement the "Champion way!" Beautiful butterflies have been seen all over sparkpeople this last week, and transformations are taking place already, during this 1st week of our Winter 5% Challenge! GO CHAMPIONS!!!
    2 days ago
  • v SKCASON
    Hey Lseslie, Avery (Batgurl250) and I have opened up a new backsliders group. Please join us. The link is as follows, just copy and paste into the address bar. If that does not work the backsliders team logo "Find your strong" is on my page.

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group
    s_individual.asp?gid=68195

    2 days ago
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