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At Jersey shore - 9/22/2012





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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: 292,723

Fitness Minutes: 163,912

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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Member Comments:
SOOKIE
2/8/2016 12:22:36 PM


"The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books – how not to eat what you've just learned how to cook." ~Andy Rooney emoticon

CONGRATS ON YOUR WEEK 5 WEIGHT LOSS … Keep up the great work!

Sookie, WL
Champions in the Kitchen




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SKCASON
2/7/2016 1:51:17 PM

I hope you are having an awesome super bowl Sunday. Me....I am not doing anything. You rock!!! Keep it up.



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LYNNIERN
2/6/2016 1:29:38 PM

OH MY GOSH!!! Thank you for the goodie and I'm SO excited to hear how great things are going for you! And I'm super excited to hear about your rowing? Are you on the Concept2 web site? It would be so cool to race virtually!



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SKCASON
2/2/2016 10:22:38 PM

Well I went out for a walk with my friend, we did our whole route, 3.22 miles. It went slow but we did it. My back is a bit mad at me but still doing better than it has been doing in several days. Just took it easy for the rest of the day. 100% rain tomorrow so I am going to try the treadmill for a slow 30 minutes, I tend to push myself hard when I am on it.

Hope you had a fantastic day today.



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CAROL_31649731
2/2/2016 8:39:37 PM

Mini-challenge for you: "TIDY UP"

Set aside 5 or 10 minutes every day .... to straighten up something, whether it be your desk, a cluttered table, junk drawer, or the kitchen counter. Return items to their rightful places, recycle, and put papers you need to go through in a folder for later.

A chaotic or disorganized space makes everyday tasks seem harder because you feel like you're always running behind. Cleaning up even one small physical space can help clear mental space, allowing you to be more efficient the rest of the day.




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