YHINESS   28,419
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Ada took this pic of me when I was a bit lighter. You can see it most in my face.





What I don't want to look like anymore.





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Just Do It!

I joined SparkPeople December 29, 2008. I remember being desperate to find an electronic food tracker because I just don't do paper well, and stumbled into the site. My journey lacks perfection. I didn't instantly lose and I didn't stay with it for any long duration. I did keep coming back though. Over and over I would come back. Even when not "engaged" in the full site I had the daily motivational quote on my phone that kept me connected. I know it is the right thing and the right way ...
I joined SparkPeople December 29, 2008. I remember being desperate to find an electronic food tracker because I just don't do paper well, and stumbled into the site. My journey lacks perfection. I didn't instantly lose and I didn't stay with it for any long duration. I did keep coming back though. Over and over I would come back. Even when not "engaged" in the full site I had the daily motivational quote on my phone that kept me connected. I know it is the right thing and the right way for me, and now it is the right time to let it work.

Why have I struggled to stick with the site?
I believe it was the community piece. I am super introverted and don't tend to put myself out there with people I don't know at all. I fought against engaging significantly in the community for that reason. I made all kinds of excuses about how I could still do great without having to do that part. I was wrong and I'm changing my behavior this time to get more involved. It's tough for me at times, but I have to do this and it IS the way this site will help me get to my goals! At work I compensate for that introversion extremely successfully so I'm making the commitment to do the same here because I am worth it and I likely have something important to share that could help someone else too. Now I tell myself "it's selfish to stay quiet and not try to Spark others."
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Member Since: 12/29/2008

SparkPoints: 28,419

Fitness Minutes: 13,456

My Goals:
To move more
To eat when hungry and not so much otherwise
To change my state of mind to be more positive and happier with my life



My Program:
Reek of positivity. Play it up like I'm on a soap opera as the queen of being positive even if I fake every bit of it. It really got easier to do after the first week!

Move more throughout the day and don't focus on "exercise" periods. Truly limit to 10 minutes per day of structured exercise and the rest can only be done if it is fun for me.

Personal Information:
I'm a physician and yes it is awful to admit that you know what to tell everyone else to do to be healthy and feel well, but you aren't able to follow your own advice. I'm remedying that now.

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Member Comments:
CATTUTT
1/15/2014 2:30:32 PM

You make a very good point, I should be working in some good stretch time. I can get very lazy about doing stretching.



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CR_EDWARDS_2015
1/14/2014 11:20:38 PM

I cannot thank you enough for your very sweet words on my blog. I am honestly grateful. emoticon



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CATTUTT
1/14/2014 5:45:54 PM

I am pretty pumped, and I did have another good workout. So thanks for the good wishes!

Hope you're having a great day!



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ADARKARA
1/14/2014 2:02:06 PM

Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my progress pics blog! emoticon



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CATTUTT
1/11/2014 2:23:51 PM

I love Spotify! I listen to it a lot at home. And I'm also planning to listen to the SparkPeople Radio at the gym. I've never listened to it before, but I bet I will like it!



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