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KENDRACARROLL is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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Member since March 2007.

Thanks SparkPeople for getting me off the endless yo-yo rollercoaster. 10+ years and counting.

I started my SparkJourney in March 2007 when I was 10 lbs away from my goal weight.

Prior to finding SP I had lost 30 lbs doing WW online but was unable to lose the last 10.

After 6 years of fine-tuning, trial and error, I finally reached my ultimate weight goal in early 2013, and am now maintaining within a +/- 3% radius.

I'm hanging out and hanging in, still fine-tuning as I go. Maintenance does not mean you have it all figured out...

Member Since: 3/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 96,343

My Goals:

My Program:
1. Eat mostly clean and unprocessed
I believe there are no "forbidden foods". Instead I am focusing on the quality of what I eat.
2. Drink plenty of water
This has been a challenge - always.
3. Be active
Zumba, yoga, and hiking are my favorite pastimes.
4. Get enough sleep
Goal is 8 hours.
5. Manage stress
My stress managing methods are exercise, music, and meditation/yoga.
6. Positive attitude
Turn can't into can, and don't into do.
7. Gratitude
Appreciate who I am, where I am, and what I can do.

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"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
~ Viktor Frankl in "Man's Search for Meaning" ~

*Thanks for sharing this quote, SparkGuy*
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!!
~ author unknown
When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.
When you see a person on a mountain top, just remember they did not fall there!
"If hungry ain't the problem, food won't fix it. Sucks...but it's true." (Well said, CARTOONB)
"There will come a day when I cannot do this. Today is not that day"

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    Ha..ha...Roomba can make you abit crazy...but I'll leave it to Myrtle to do her thang....I don't think she will ever take the place of a REAL vacumn with a REAL vacumn cleaner...but for side jobs she 'ain't bad' emoticon
    2 days ago
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    Thanks for commenting on my blog about 'Big Dog on a Leash'. I didn't know she advocates restrictions until I looked into it a bit further. Restrictions have not done well for me in the past, so I think I'll read more to try and formulate a way ahead. I do like her metaphor of eating as a big dog pulling me along--it seems that way sometimes. Hope you have an awesome weekend ahead! emoticon
    2 days ago
    emoticon Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. It's great to see your story here on your page and it gives me hope. I have added you as a friend. I hope that's okay with you.
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    3 days ago
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    emoticon for commenting on Monday blog. I am so relieved that I exercise since there was a time I actually dropped out of doing any meaningful exercise for a full 5 years, simply because my standard was ridiculously out of reach.
    4 days ago
    Thank you for the comment on my recent blog. I am doing my best to balance the ups and downs, there seem to be plenty of both! The reduction of hours is on hold, it's not the right time just now. I am going to make more of my days off though. My work/life balance is all askew and that is not sustainable! I hope you are keeping well!
    5 days ago
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