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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 KRISSYSWIM16
    thanks for adding me as a spark friend!
    and you just moved to jerusalem- how fun and exciting! did you move for work?
    ps I am also 5'7! Im trying to get down to 145 first hahah

    3828 days ago
  • v TX.PATRICIA
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    I’m just cruising around cheering folks through their journey to health!

    “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” ~ Tommy Lasorda

    “The control center of your life is your attitude.” ~ Anonymous

    “Success it not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston Churchill

    Have a healthy week!

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    3836 days ago
  • v ANGIERUNNER
    Hello! Thanks for the friend add! I added you as a friend as well! I total understand the food addiction! I have problems with obsessing over food and exercise if I don't watch myself. I hope you have a great day!
    3847 days ago
  • v GRLREDY2LOSE79
    Hey welcome to food addicts! The group is not very active but let's try and change that! I hope your jump starting your weightloss.. if you need any help or have any questions I'd love to try my best to help! emoticon
    3851 days ago
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