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Hey all, I'm Judy, I live in Jerusalem, Israel. I'm 26 and taking control of my health in the "prime" of my life. Each day is a gift. Let's make the most of it!

Update May 16, 2011:

I'm coming to terms with the fact that after years, this is not just a temporary "fat" phase after being very skinny in h.s. and college. I'm taking control of the disordered eating that has plagued me for years.

I readjusted my goal weight from 130 to 135. I think that it is more realistic and sustainable, but in more than a year on SparkPeople I haven't gotten any closer to this goal :(

I walk to work about 25 min each way and sometimes I bike commute when I have a meeting out of the office. I do almost all my errands on foot.

I am working on eating cleanly and avoiding packaged goods and foods with additives.

I say "I know I can succeed" because I do anything I set my mind to do, and somehow I just haven't totally committed to this healthy lifestyle thing, for all sorts of reasons I have greater clarity on each and every day. This all has been not just physical work, but a lot of emotional and psychological work on self-acceptance and self-confidence.

Many friends think I am super healthy because I exercise in a formal way and eat healthy, but they don't know that I have in the past turned to food to stuff away emotions and binge eat, or exercise in order to burn off calories from a binge. In other words, I'm not so healthy overall.

I've been on Spark for more than a year and my weight has just flittered up and down. It's hard to stick with a plan that's tough enough to work but not so tough that I fall off the saddle after a week!

Member Since: 3/27/2010

Fitness Minutes: 27,876

My Goals:
I would like to reach my goal weight of 135 lbs. I have never been there long - either under (anorexic) or over (from binge eating). A more important goal is to end these forms of disordered eating and self-destruction!

I want to go back to feeling good and full of energy and for my clothes to fit better.

I would like to run the next Jerusalem half marathon.

*20 regular pushups!*

My Program:
I am trying to stick to about 1800-2000 cal / day.

I walk at least 10,000 steps a day 6 days/wk

Personal Information:
I'm a newly wed. I was unable to lose weight before the wedding, but at least I didn't gain from stress. My weight seems to stubbornly creep up a tiny bit each year, no matter what happens. This frustrates me.

I find it most productive to focus instead on goals like running farther or faster, or doing more pushups.

Other Information:
I welcome feedback on my nutrition / fitness tracker. I find it difficult to log both each and every day, but I do my best to log at least my fitness.

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  • v TWINTS
    Glad to know you are doing well. I know I definitely fall under the obsessive category when it comes to dieting. I'm better now, but you should have seen me during my "Rice Diet" days...I passed out at work! OMG, it's so embarrassing to admit it, but it's what we OAers do. *sigh* Just keep on going to OA, taking care of yourself so you can help others. Bless you!
    3682 days ago
  • v TWINTS
    Just seeing how you are doing! Glad you've got 6 days. I'm not even on day 1! I blew it today by not eating enough...that's a first. emoticon
    3683 days ago
    Ok... so you binged. If you feel like crying cry, it's better than eating away whatever is eating away at you.

    BIG hugs love...

    1.We admitted we were powerless over food — that our lives had become unmanageable.
    2.Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
    3.Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
    4.Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
    5.Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
    6.Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
    7.Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
    8.Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
    9.Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
    10.Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
    11.Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
    12.Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to compulsive overeaters and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
    3711 days ago
    HI Appleski~ I see your on day6 of jm's shred, I really could use a shredding buddy. I will start day 1 tomm. keep up the great work we'll celebrate when i reach day 6. I need to be consistant I usually do a day here & there but not enough to make a difference. Good luck
    3733 days ago
  • v FITKAT2010
    A Sun tsunami is similar to one here on Earth. Massive displacement in a wave and forced upward and forward. This time it is forwarded out into space to Earth.
    3741 days ago
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