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My page title is my new mantra. So simple, but it took me a long time to realize this!!!

I have been a proud and happy member of SparkPeople for about 7 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 ...
My page title is my new mantra. So simple, but it took me a long time to realize this!!!

I have been a proud and happy member of SparkPeople for about 7 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 become more focused on rules and personal accountability. I am in the process of developing my own set of "Skinny Rules" that I can live with but are essentially non-negotiable. I have some rules in my head and this is evolving, but it will get done.

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. About a month ago, with the start of the BLC-19 challenge, I pledged to give up cookies and a certain milkshake for the duration of the challenge. At this point, I have stayed absolutely true to that pledge. I did allow myself some slack by not insisting on giving up all sugary treats, but I have had remarkably few of those and find that my desire for them has diminished. I am actually enjoying my new eating plan immensely; hence the new title for this page.
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Member Since: 12/4/2007

SparkPoints: 245,093

Fitness Minutes: 146,276

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

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I have lived in Northern NJ for most of my life. I have two great kids, a 29 year old daughter (recently minted attorney) and a 25 year old son who is trying to break into the world of college basketball coaching. I have also been married to the same guy for 36 years.

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For most of my life I was not much of a reader. About six years ago I started listening to books on tape during a long commute, and it became my passion. I started out loving James Patterson and Michael Connelly. I am now into the Stephanie Plum and Kinsey Millhone series.

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5/1/2015 1:42:03 AM

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One person can make a difference, but TOGETHER...
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4/28/2015 10:00:28 PM

emoticon Aloha Leslie and congrats on your weight loss progress!

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We ask ourselves,
'Who am I to be BRILLIANT, GORGEOUS, TALENTED, FABULOUS?'
Actually, WHO are you NOT to BE? ... We are all meant to Shine...
And as we let our own light Shine, we unconsciously give other
people permission to do the same. -Marianne Williamson

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4/26/2015 8:31:12 AM

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Whatever your desires and dreams, I wish you the match
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