JERSEYGIRL24
300,000-349,999 SparkPoints 332,767
SparkPoints
 
Photos





At Jersey shore - 9/22/2012




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


SparkGoodies

Party
From:
SKCASON

Happy Birthday
From:
SUSANELAINE1956

Beach Ball
From:
JENNIFERRR1973
Awards

Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
 
Interact with JERSEYGIRL24
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment


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: 176,072

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.


Other Information:
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.




Read More About JERSEYGIRL24 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 1)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:


My Program:


Personal Information:


Other Information:


Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
My Ticker:
 current weight: 186.7 
 
232
212
192
172
152
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v LYNNIERN
    Well hello there! So good to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your support. How is the challenge going for you? I'm exercising my a** off literally (down another 2 sizes) but the scale isn't moving much. Hopefully it will all catch up.

    emoticon How are those Yankees doing? The Cardinals are mediocre this year.


    6 days ago
  • v CAROL_31649731
    "Food for Thought" this week:

    The way you think about food is directly linked to how much food you eat. If you concentrate on enjoying the flavors of the food you eat, you’ll begin to eat only when you’re truly hungry & you'll begin to stop when you feel satisfied. This “mindful eating” technique results in fewer total calories consumed because you’re paying particular attention to what you are actually eating. Be a "Mindful Eater" this week!
    13 days ago
  • v RAYLINSTEPHENS
    I love your resolution for 2016. I have never mastered the only eating when hungry :(

    And I love my sweets.

    At least now you know you're not alone!

    How's your Mom? And how are you coping??

    love you,
    linda
    16 days ago
  • v WALLAHALLA
    You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck
    Happy Independence Day!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    19 days ago
  • v SEAJESS
    emoticon Oh, Leslie, thank you so much for your note with my cuppa joe Spark Gift. (how did you know I am a caffeine fiend?) I had the perfect storm of physical and mental problems last quarter. However, I know I can heal and come back stronger and better. Maybe the blessing was cracking under the pressure so I could see where the repairs are needed.

    Thanks for being a Champion of support. I'm gonna lean on you and my Spark buddies this summer on my way back because I don't have a lot of support in my life in the "brick and mortar" world right now.
    22 days ago
Member Comments (2162):  123Next >Last >>