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KENDRACARROLL is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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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: 92,099

My Goals:
1. Better nutrition: More veggies, more fruit, more whole foods, more water. It continues to be a challenge.

2. Improving my strength, endurance, and flexibility with continued regular workouts.

3. Achieving balance: Mind, body, and soul.

My Program:
1. Nutrition:
Focus will be on HYDRATION.
I'm terrible with water. Goal is 48 oz. a day. That's 6 cups. Even I should be able to do this.

2. Fitness:
Long walks, hiking, Zumba, kickboxing, yoga.

3. Balance:
Aiming for at least 7 hours of sleep every night.

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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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    Thanks for commenting on my blog entry. Sometimes I think I've got this and sometimes I don't. I got some of it at least. Getting down to 14 would be the best Christmas present.
    19 hours ago
    You crack me up!! Good thing we don't all have to like the same stuff.
    4 days ago
  • v MARTHA324
    Thanks for reading and commenting on my "losing it" blog. I couldn't agree more that we have to find a way of eating and living that we can sustain for the rest of our lives. Giving up some food(s) just doesn't work for me. doesn't mean that I choose to limit some food but that's my choice. Believe that has made it possible for me to lose the weight AND keep it off.

    4 days ago
  • v BERGBA7
    Yes, I will figure it out one food at a time and be off medication soon. That's the plan.
    My voice gets damaged because of the acid - this is simply not good for me and my job. I will take my health seriously.
    Habe ein schoenes Wochenende!
    14 days ago
  • v BERGBA7
    Hi! Thanks for the link, I will have a closer look at it in the next days.
    I don't drink any sugary drinks either. I presumed, that if the sugar in the sugary drinks influences your metabolism, so will any other sugar in combination with protein.
    Ah well, anyway. I think I will have to revise that idea of mine, because I can not keep the macros separate until now. To stay under 60 grams of sugar overall will be a good thing to do too.
    Have a nice Sunday!

    19 days ago
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