YHINESS   24,208
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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: 24,208

Fitness Minutes: 11,911

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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STEPH-KNEE
3/29/2014 5:25:15 AM

I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling great! emoticon



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CATTUTT
2/6/2014 6:18:18 PM

Thank you for dropping by with supportive comments on my blog. I will do my best to make the best of whatever situation I end up in. Hoping hard for good results, though.

I hope you've had a good week so far!



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CATTUTT
1/31/2014 1:49:39 PM

It would be cool to work in peer support. It would be cool to work in anything besides ending up in a call center. lol But I'm preparing myself, come what may.

Hope you're having a great Friday!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/22/2014 5:33:02 PM

"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston
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Hope your week is going great, Spark friend! Keep taking those steps towards your goals. Never give up! As long as you keep going, you will succeed. You are always worth your best effort!
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Pixie



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CATTUTT
1/17/2014 2:37:12 PM

You said that well... I think sometimes when I binge, I DO think I'm giving the finger to the world. Kind of a silly thought process, but it happens. Last night was much better, though!

Hope you're having a great Friday!



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