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: 197,573

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 RAYLINSTEPHENS
    Hey Leslie!

    Yes, the chairs are helping Ray. What truly surprised us was his cognitive abilities seem sharper. And, the dark spots from pooling blood seem to getting lighter again!

    Definitely a win-win situation and way healthier than pills. Cheaper too.

    Hugs,
    linda
    37 days ago
  • v WALLAHALLA
    emoticon Fun Spring Holiday Workout emoticon

    1 Dye about 100 eggs, raw preferably, bright and bold colors. Eggs outdated by a few months or more work best. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    2 Go outside and bunny hop around the yard hiding the eggs. Squat to put each egg in place. emoticon

    3 Gather a few good natured friends or family members you don't particularly care for. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    4 On the count of 3, run to find the eggs. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    5 Upon reaching an egg, squat down to pick it up, stand, and pitch it at the closest opponent. Alternate arms to insure an equal work out on both sides. emoticon

    6 Repeat until all eggs are broken beyond re-throwing. emoticon

    7 Don't forget that cleaning (up) can be a workout in and of itself. emoticon

    And that is a wonderfully fit way to celebrate any spring holiday. Aren't you ready to hop to it?
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    41 days ago
  • v CAROL_31649731
    Congrats on a great 1st week of the Spring 5% Challenge, Champion! Always remember to smell the flowers when you're talking a meditative walk.

    And take a 123-break every hour … for 1 cup of water, 2 minutes of stretching, and 3 cleansing breaths. GO CHAMPIONS!!!
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    44 days ago
  • v IMGETTINGFIT27
    emoticon Wishing you a happy day! emoticon
    46 days ago
  • v ANACORAZON
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    ************************************* BE ALWAYS BLOOMING! *************************************

    Nice to see you in the Champions of the Kitchen Team. Let's have a fruitful Spring Challenge!

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    48 days ago
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