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I've been away from SP for almost two years and I miss the cameraderie and motivation to get healthy! I'm back and it's time to pick up where I left off!

I am 37 years old and really struggle to make time for healthy living: it should be a "no-brainer" for me since I am a physician but the crazy hectic pace of my job is the primary reason I am so out of shape and disinclined to move my butt most days!!!

I have gained about 80 pounds over the past 6 years [5 years of surgery residency, one year (2005) of chemo and radiation for Hodgkin's Lymphoma and malignant melanoma, and 18 months in surgical practice (2 different states)] and I am starting to experience some of the painful physical effects of my excess weight. I want to feel healthy again and I want my patients to see me as a positive role model.

Excess Weight, Be Gone!!

Member Since: 1/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 60

My Goals:
1. stay calm under fire
2. stop emotional eating
3. enjoy exercise

My Program:
1) Keeping an ACCURATE food log -- those little bites here and there add up if I'm not thinking about them. No mindless nibbling.
2) No eating in the car, while standing, or in front of the TV.
3) No skipping meals.
4) Constant bottle of ice water by my side.
5) Healthy snacks available at work and home -- carrot sticks, mixed nuts, yogurt, chickpeas ...
6) Get moving -- figure out some form of exercise that I can enjoy and then stick to it REGULARLY!
7) Accountability!!!

Personal Information:
-born in Dallas, TX
-moved to BC, Canada at 7
-I'm a PK
-went to Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
-spent a year in E Africa doing missions
-a year back in Vancouver serving in a group home
-med school in Dominica, W.I. and Bradford, England
-Internship - Allentown, PA
-Surgical residency - Trenton and Paterson, NJ
-private practice in Laramie, WY
-multi-disciplinary group practice in Trenton, MO

Other Information:
"Have a good and godly day! For, of what eternal value is a good day if it's not also a godly day?" -- Woodrow Kroll

My greatest fear is that they will discover there is no PMS and this really IS my personality! ;P

"What God says is more important that what I feel, because only God is Truth." --- Dr. Tony Evans

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    Welcome back
    3785 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/11/2011 5:15:29 PM
    Hey lady! I changed my user name about 30 minutes after I created it, so I wanted to leave you a message so you'd have it! emoticon

    emoticon again for inviting me! love ya! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4473 days ago
    Hi Rochelle,
    I've been thinking about you a lot (I think I owe you a sparkmail). Have been wondering how you are doing since graduation. Congratulations by the way!!
    Where are you working now? I hope you have found something that you really are enjoying. You deserve it!

    I'm still struggling along. Keep at it even though I really don't see any changes at the scale. Would hate to see where I would be if I wasn't trying to lose though.

    Hope your health has been good. Drop me a HI when you get a chance. I miss our *talking*.

    4661 days ago
    Rochelle, just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are able to spend the holiday with your family. Drop me a note and let me know how you are doing. Stay healthy! Vicki
    4962 days ago
    Hi, I just wanted to say hi and tell you I will check out your care page. I recently lost my mom to brain cancer and had made a caringbridge website for her. I am thinking care pages are a similar type of website. Good luck on your wieght loss goals. After fighting and winning against hodgkin's and melanoma, I think your weight loss will be a "piece of cake" or, a piece of a carrot!
    4989 days ago
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