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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WEARINGTHIN
7/20/2014 11:55:53 PM

I worked for mostly nonprofits, and, also, as I saw on your site, had a sot of social anxiety, which is, for me, the most stressful thing about working. I was a mental health counselor. I finally retired early due to anxiety and a nausea condition that I thought was caused by the nervousness. I later learned it was bacterial. I never had much desire to go back to work, though. Glenn



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WEARINGTHIN
7/20/2014 11:33:08 PM

Thanks for re4cognizing my fitness accomplishments. I've now got 4,000 fitness minutes. Little steps add up.

How is the practice going? Are you an independent physician, or part of a team? Hope things are going well for you. Glenn



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WEARINGTHIN
4/27/2014 1:34:14 AM

Thank you. Glenn



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ADARKARA
4/23/2014 7:33:04 AM

The book is called The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. It was definitely an enjoyable read. It's hard to categorize it, but if I had to I would say very soft sci-fi. It's about the discovery of sentient life on an undiscovered planet and the first contact expedition, led by the Jesuits.



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WEARINGTHIN
4/23/2014 1:21:48 AM

Thanks for recognizing my fitness accomplishments. Glenn



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