JAZZEJR   89,156
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In my skinny jeans 12-12-2011





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After losing 10 lbs on my own, I joined SP in August, 2011 and lost 15 more lbs with the help of the Spark Teams, especially the 5% Challenge.

Update 6/19/2014

For the Summer 5% Challenge, I'm determined to do what I haven't since 3 years ago -- lose my 5%! I will do this -- 8 lbs are coming off!

Update 3/25/2014

I'm SO ready to begin the Spring 5% Challenge. My Achilles tendon is healed though it still gets very sore after even a short 1 ...
After losing 10 lbs on my own, I joined SP in August, 2011 and lost 15 more lbs with the help of the Spark Teams, especially the 5% Challenge.

Update 6/19/2014

For the Summer 5% Challenge, I'm determined to do what I haven't since 3 years ago -- lose my 5%! I will do this -- 8 lbs are coming off!

Update 3/25/2014

I'm SO ready to begin the Spring 5% Challenge. My Achilles tendon is healed though it still gets very sore after even a short 1 mile walk. I intend to gradually extend my outside walking and continue using the elliptical trainer and doing my PT until I no longer feel it. It's just in the last couple of weeks that I have even felt as if I was walking normally, so I have high expectations for the progress I will make in the next 8 weeks. One thing I'm committed to, my plant-based diet, finding a plan that will stimulate my metabolism, and whatever else it takes to get these stubborn 10 lbs. off. That's a promise I'm making to myself!!!

Update 7/25/2013

I'm gearing up for the Summer 5% Challenge. With a partially torn achilles tendon, I won't be walking or jogging, but I will do floor exercises and weights and continue with my plant-based diet to lose my last stubborn 9 lbs. I will do this!

Update 5/3/2013

I'm gearing up for the Spring 5% Challenge. I will walk/jog and eat LESS to lose my last 9 lbs. I can do this!

Update 1/22/2013
I'm all signed up for the Winter 5% Challenge where I will lose these stubborn 11 lbs during the 8 weeks of the challenge. I will get back to my exercise regimen; I'm already back to eating more healthfully--so if I track my calories, I'll be on my way to victory! Hopefully I'll gain some insight to maintenance this time--outside of no more cruises....

Update 12/25/2012
Having ended the Fall Challenge 4 lbs above goal weight, I am now back from a cruise where I proceeded to add 9 more lbs. So I'll be starting the Winter Challenge 13 lbs up. Gee-gads! I'm determined to get them off, but this has to stop. My maintenance is just a continual--lbs. on-lbs. off. There must be a better way that doesn't involve calorie-counting.

Update 8/19/2012
As predicted the Summer Challenge got me back to my goal weight of 135. I LOVE those challenges! Now if I can just maintain till the Fall Challenge....

Update 6/7/2012
Ended Spring Challenge at 136 lbs--within maintenance range, but ate my way up to 140 in Mazatlan, Mexico. I know the Summer Challenge will help me get back down to 135--of course I'll aim for "the cushion" of 133. My body doesn't seem to know how to maintain that weight, but I'll keep trying through more intervals with my exercise this summer.


Update 3/17/2012
Well, I could not hold onto the 2-lb cushion. Nor did I hold onto the 135 -- maintenance is still a mystery to me. But at 137, I'm going for 133 again with the Spring 5% Challenge. I can do this--again!

Update 1/29/2012
2 lbs below goal; now in maintenance. The Winter 5% Challenge helped keep me on the plan!

Update 11/19/2011
I have now lost 13 more lbs, and am just 2 lbs from goal and maintenance. I want this to be the first year of a lifetime where I eat sensibly and continue to exercise through the holidays, and do not start the new year "on a diet." After my success with the Fall 5% challenge, I have renewed faith in myself--I CAN DO IT!
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Member Since: 8/8/2011

SparkPoints: 89,156

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My Goals:
To lose 8 lbs. through healthful eating and increased exercise--and keep the weight off this time!

My Program:
2014
Summer 5% Challenge

Goal: To lose 5% of my weight (7.3 lbs total) and combine a plant-based diet with the Fast Metabolism Diet and walking or elliptical, floor exercises + strength-training to get to my goal of a slim, well-toned, strong body.

Activity plan (to be tracked on SP):

Exercise:
Minimum 60 min. per day of a combination of walking, walk/jogging, weights, elliptical.
Summer 5% Challenge

Goal: To lose 5% of my weight + (7-9 lbs total) and develop an eating/workout plan to maintain my goal weight and build a well toned, strong body.

Activity plan (to be tracked on SP):

Exercise:
Minimum 60 min. per day of a combination of walking, walking, elliptical and weights.

2012 Spring 5% Challenge

Goal: To lose 2 lbs. to goal plus 3 more for a cushion, and develop an eating/workout plan to maintain my weight and build a well toned, strong body. DONE BUT I COULD NOT HOLD ONTO "THE CUSHION."

Personal Information:
My name is Jonnie. I live in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I'm no longer thinking about retiring, just going with the flow, but I do plan to spend winters in a warm climate and travel as much as possible. Love, love travel!

Other Information:
I'm a foreign language teacher. I enjoy traveling and visiting friends or hosting them during vacations. So glad to have my bathroom renovations completed.

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Member Comments:
WILSONWR
7/9/2014 9:44:41 PM

The adventure club is really great. I did 3 hikes with them during the week, and I have 2 socials to go to this weekend!



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WILSONWR
7/8/2014 6:54:25 PM

Thanks for the comments on my photos, Jonnie! They definitely show some good memories. (And, yes, I did get a picture of a bear!)

P.S. I just saw your other comment on my page about the Adventure Club. I hike with them several times per week, I go to social outings, I go kayaking, and much, much more. Go to adventureclubsa.com to see more of what they do! (You'll have to cut and paste the link). This club has gone a long way to help me overcome the terrible grief I was experiencing, and has allowed me to become more active again! It's a good thing too, since today was six months to the day when Jackie passed away. This could have been really depressing without all of the friends in my life (including those like you on Spark People!)

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BRAVERUDE
7/8/2014 4:08:41 PM

You are sooo emoticon !!!!



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SVELTEWARRIOR
7/8/2014 3:09:28 PM

Hi Jonnie, the holiday was quiet here. I am hanging there thanks for caring.



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JLPARKHURST
7/7/2014 4:17:19 PM

Hello Jonnie,

Thanks for stopping by. I have been on a computer break for the past couple months. I haven't had much time to spark lately just trying to focus on my everyday chaos LOL.

How are things with you? And on SP? Missing everyone! emoticon

Feel free to follow me on FB if you'd like!
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