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: 176,524

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 FITJEN48
    How's the half mara training for September coming along?? I hope you'll join us for BLC 32. We want to be supportive of you and your goals. You are one amazing woman. Progess is progress girl. Keep moving forward. Hugs. Jen
    15 hours ago
  • v FITJEN48
    How's the half mara training for September coming along?? I hope you'll join us for BLC 32. We want to be supportive of you and your goals. You are one amazing woman. Progess is progress girl. Keep moving forward. Hugs. Jen
    16 hours ago
  • v LYNNIERN
    Bucky Dent...now there's a blast from the past!
    3 days ago
  • v SOOKIE
    "When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better." ~unknown
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    Have a healthy and fit rest of your day!

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    Sookie, WL
    Champions in the Kitchen

    3 days ago
  • v LYNNIERN
    Well hello there! So good to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your support. How is the challenge going for you? I'm exercising my a** off literally (down another 2 sizes) but the scale isn't moving much. Hopefully it will all catch up.

    emoticon How are those Yankees doing? The Cardinals are mediocre this year.


    13 days ago
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