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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: 203,366

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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    I love Michael Connelly and Sue Grafton books, too! I've read everything they've written I may need to play catch up on the most recent. I also like Laura Lippman books. She is the wife of David Simon, creator of The Wire. I've read every book by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child but prefer the older ones. I've read all Game of Thrones books before they became a series. George R.R. Martin is way behind on #6 of Song and Ice. I read other genres like historical nonfiction and fiction as well as biblical especially with strong female characters. I haven't had as much time to read and I miss it. For now I am on SparkPeople every spare minute. Losing weight and getting fit is what I want to focus on for now. Have a great week!
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