JAZZEJR
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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 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: 127,759

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.

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Exercise:
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 PACEKA1
    Yes - I did understand and appreciated the additional security, until the very end. When I was ready to get on the plane, I was ready. But we made it, and the flight was smooth and almost relaxing. Couldn't go anywhere so I just settled in! It was truly a wonderful trip.
    6 days ago
  • v 1DAY-ATA-TIME
    Thanks for your kind comments on our photo. I started growing a beard because I was to lazy to shave every day,. But it got to be more labor intensive than shaving. Now I shave maybe twice a week unless my DW wife complains about how scruffy I look.
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    7 days ago
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    Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. - Lucille Ball

    Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. - M Scott Peck

    Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. - Eleanor Roosevelt

    It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others. – Sidney J. Harris

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    7 days ago
  • v CLAIREINPARIS
    Your kind words on my blog 'My mother's violin' touched me very much. Thank you! emoticon
    I hope you are keeping well and enjoying a beautiful summer!
    8 days ago
  • v KATE-P37
    Thanks for the comment!!! Haha and I completely get it ... takes 5 minutes to put a lb on and a week+ to remove it again emoticon
    10 days ago
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