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On the trail, Feb 2016


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Thanks SparkPeople for getting me off the endless yo-yo rollercoaster. 9+ 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: 78,471

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:
Love to hike. You'll find me on the trail somewhere almost every weekend.

My favorite workout during the week is Zumba and/or kickboxing.

I also enjoy yoga to balance it all out.

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 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)

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    emoticon for stopping by my nutrition blog! Have a sparkly week! emoticon

    Thanks for the encouragement on my break from nutrition tracking. When I started this journey, I imagined I would always need to track, but as i built new habits I saw that if I stuck to my nutrition plan, I was hitting my calories and macronutrients on most days.

    Just like our eyeball measurements can end up in larger portions over time, I'm sure calories can creep up too, so I don't ever imagine stopping all together.
    9 hours ago
    You'll have to visit there through my pictures then. Never thought I'd come here either
    2 days ago
    Thanks! I like Popsicles better than mittens too. Gotta figure out what I'm doing for September...
    2 days ago
    Isn't it a lot more what we expect in the winter though? I last saw it years ago at Easter on a day when the sea was really rough, and I remember being completely in awe and thinking: "This was the day it looked on D-Day!" It was still very moving today, especially as this time I had the courage to go to the cemetery, which I hadn't had last time.
    5 days ago
    Thank you so much! I will up my walking routine I think, after reading your message... Lately I have had one big hike a week (about 5 hours and a half), plus a 1.5 hour walk, but I have become lazy with the other walk I aim at doing. So I might go for a 30 minutes walk every morning instead. I'll see how it works... But I am with you that walking and hiking is so incredibly beneficial, and I badly need it right now!
    Thank you also for the great quote. I am enjoying the website! emoticon
    6 days ago
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