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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 Resolution for 2016 - Do Not Eat Unless Hungry

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 ...
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.
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Member Since: 12/4/2007

SparkPoints: 313,265

Fitness Minutes: 170,477

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.

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SKCASON
5/3/2016 2:49:39 PM

Wow!!! You had a fantastic loss this week. You are doing a great job with the challenge. Keep it up.



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CAROL_31649731
5/2/2016 5:16:27 PM

Mini-Challenge for this week: “Count Your Blessings”

emoticon emoticon Don’t just count calories, and don't just count your reps … “Count Your Blessings.” Giving thanks can do a lot more than just change your outlook on life. It can also benefit your body, your health, and even the number on the scale. Be thankful of what your body can do, and think of exercise as a gift you’ve been given—rather than a chore. . . and you’ll be more likely to stick with it!




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SKCASON
5/1/2016 7:14:35 PM

It is so great that you were able to make it to the Champion gathering. Wish I could have been so lucky. I tried to phone in but I guess it was not working so well. I introduced myself but all I got was a bunch of gargling sounds. Maybe next time.



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MARINEMAMA
5/1/2016 3:43:08 PM

Thank you for my sweet goody :)



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KALISWALKER
4/30/2016 11:06:13 PM

I am glad to hear you are enjoying the OA podcasts. There are a few speakers that really convey a great OA message, but I learn a bit from each one.



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