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Getting Skinny is More Fun Than Getting Fat

My page title is my new mantra. So simple, but it took me a long time to realize this!!!

I have been a proud and happy member of SparkPeople for about 6 1/2 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 ...
My page title is my new mantra. So simple, but it took me a long time to realize this!!!

I have been a proud and happy member of SparkPeople for about 6 1/2 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 become more focused on rules and personal accountability. I am in the process of developing my own set of "Skinny Rules" that I can live with but are essentially non-negotiable. I have some rules in my head and this is evolving, but it will get done.

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. About a month ago, with the start of the BLC-19 challenge, I pledged to give up cookies and a certain milkshake for the duration of the challenge. At this point, I have stayed absolutely true to that pledge. I did allow myself some slack by not insisting on giving up all sugary treats, but I have had remarkably few of those and find that my desire for them has diminished. I am actually enjoying my new eating plan immensely; hence the new title for this page.
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Member Since: 12/4/2007

SparkPoints: 210,438

Fitness Minutes: 123,970

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 29 year old daughter (recently minted attorney) and a 25 year old son who is trying to break into the world of college basketball coaching. I have also been married to the same guy for 36 years.

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For most of my life I was not much of a reader. About six years ago I started listening to books on tape during a long commute, and it became my passion. I started out loving James Patterson and Michael Connelly. I am now into the Stephanie Plum and Kinsey Millhone series.

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WALLAHALLA
9/23/2014 9:01:18 PM

Don't compare your Day 1 to someone else's Day 20!
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MARCIAC10
9/22/2014 9:35:25 AM

Stopping by to say Hi and have a great week!!



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MARINEMAMA
9/21/2014 7:12:25 AM

I love audio books too!



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JUJIFRUIT
9/21/2014 12:41:20 AM

oh--and I love your idea of non-negotiable "skinny rules"!



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