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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. These challenges are great motivators for me. I intend to continue using them to maintain my weight loss.

Update 12/3/2017

Finished the Fall 5% Challenge, and have enrolled in the In-between Challenge BECAUSE I did not regain my goal weight after I enjoyed eating too much on 2 vacations (totaling 4 weeks) taken during the challenge. I'll try to get to goal before the Winter Challenge begins, which means I'll have to tow the line during the Christmas holiday. Uh boy!....

Update 8/28/2017

Finished the Summer 5% Challenge at goal weight using my plant-based diet and walking. Goal is to keep it off in the interim until the Fall Challenge begins.

Update 6/7/2017

Finished the Spring 5% Challenge at goal weight using my plant-based diet and walking. On vacay in rainy weather, I'm exercising much less and doing more "bored eating." I will remedy that when I return home and with the Summer 5% Challenge.

Update 4/7/2017

Tomorrow we begin the Spring 5% Challenge of which I am in dire need right now to work off my vacation lbs. Geesh--will I ever learn! But I WILL DO IT... again. WooHoo! I finished the Spring 5% Challenge by eeking out my goal weight of 133 lbs. now I'm on my way on vacation where I will NOT gain more than 3 lbs. :)

Update 11/30/2016

I ended the Fall 5% Challenge at 132 lbs by eating a plant-based diet and doing regular exercise. It all fell apart at Thanksgiving, but I'm doing my best to keep the weight gain moderate. At least I now know what works to get it off again.

Update 9/4/2016

I ended the Summer 5% Challenge at 137 lbs, and I'm still there even though I've stayed with my regimen rather well. It just shows that those challenges give me the extra umph I need to make progress. With the fall Challenge I should make my goal of 133 with good muscle tone.

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!

Member Since: 8/8/2011

Fitness Minutes: 138,167

My Goals:
To lose 7 lbs. through healthful eating and increased exercise--and maintain my goal weight!

My Program:
Summer 5% Challenge

Goal: To lose 5% of my weight + (7-9 lbs total) to re-attain my goal weight of 133 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):

Minimum 60 min. per day with a combination of walking, elliptical, yoga and weight training.

Personal Information:
My name is Jonnie. I live in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I'm 2 years retired from college teaching and think I've found my footing in retirement now. I have a 2-day part-time position in public schools administration that keeps me engaged, and I spend winters in a warm climate and travel as much as possible throughout the year. Love, love travel!

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I'm a retired foreign language teacher. I enjoy traveling, visiting family and friends or hosting them.

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  • v PCOH051610

    Just popping by your page to let you know I'm thinking about you. The in-between challenge, in my mind, is akin to having the little bit of awareness deep within ourselves not to give up. Yes, the holiday season can bring many challenges and many of us tend to overindulge with food and drink. I made shortbread cookies tonight and I ate one....I am not mad at myself for eating that cookie but I'm mighty proud of myself that I stopped at one. Don't deprive yourself but set limits and try to move a little each day!


    1 day ago
    Hello Jonie
    Thanks for stopping by my blog "Dear Santa . . . ". I'm glad you enjoyed it! I think I want the pralines more than new shoes!!
    6 days ago
    I love Costco too. I'll try those crackers. I like the Belvita breakfast crackers. The come 4 to a package and make a quick breakfast with some fruit and coffee.
    10 days ago
    Hi Jonnie To change your calorie threshold go to the bottom of your nutrition page and select Edit Nutrition goals.
    11 days ago
    emoticon for you much appreciated comment on my more recent blog. I had not proofread it before posting it = I had not realized how extremely long it was until I went back to read the first five comments, so changed it to share highlights only. As verbose as I can be & my total enjoyment of the longer blogs of others (the longer the better in my opinion), I don't believe it prudent of me to have put out such an overly long blog, so to that end I revised/edited/shortened the blog.

    My own cherished Mom playfully teased me once saying that I write like I talk = on & on & on! Need I say more? emoticon There is always a trace of truth in such kidding around, now isn't there? emoticon

    God bless your Saturday, November 25th, 2017! A month to the day until we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Christ Jesus!

    20 days ago
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