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My name is Tina and I live in Freehold, NJ. Up until a few years ago, I didn't really think about my weight as a major problem in my life. I guess I was in denial. I thought that my jeans were shrinking in the wash, not that I was gaining significant weight.

Last year, after watching yet another episode of the Biggest Loser eating a whole bag of chips, I went and joined Jenny Craig the next day. I started back at the gym and lost 60 lbs. Then I lost my job, and fell into a depression. I couldn't afford to purchase the food from Jenny Craig.

I stopped going to the gym as much and I started making exceptions to my food plan. Then I got a job for which I had a 1 hour commute, yet another excuse for not going to the gym. Well, all that led to me gaining some of the weight back. I was still being somewhat careful about what I ate. I was still parking far away, so I had to walk a little more.

Then my father was diagnosed with liver cancer and cerrosis of the liver. We knew that was a deadly combination, and the doctors told us the cancer had progressed to a point for which there were no treatment options other than pain management. He died 4 weeks later. After that all bets were off as far as me doing anything to maintain my current weight or losing any.

I gained most of it back, so I am trying Spark People again and trying to get my mind in the right place to move forward. I am hoping to get some cheerleaders and some people to set me straight on my habits. I need a lot of help. I am starting with a smaller goal, lose 50 lbs. I really need to lose 100 lbs, but I am trying to prevent a defeatist attitude by trying a slow and steady pace that will ultimately lead me to my bigger goals.

Member Since: 2/26/2010

Fitness Minutes: 6,560

My Goals:
I want to lose 50lbs and get fit. I want to reduce my risk for diabetes, because it runs in my family.

My Program:
I have started to go back to the gym. I will be attending group fitness classes and doing cardio on off days. I am food shopping to improve my diet and the choices available for me.

Personal Information:
My name is Tina. I live in Freehold, NJ. I am 44 years old and in a commited relationship with someone who has to eat a lot in order to maintain their weight. Just about everyone in my family has developed diabetes, so I need to get healthy.

Other Information:
I am a spiritual person and get strength from my higher power. I listen to audiobooks regularly to keep my mind busy. Hate to read because of my poor comprehension skills.

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