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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: 122,660

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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    No...it just means that before they can refile they have to take care of prior attorney fees. The judge kicked it to a mediator when she absolutely should have questioned the teeny tiny amount the attorneys were claiming after SEVEN years on the case! They want the number small so they can pay the least amount of $$ and be able to refile.

    I don't even think there is a time limit that they must refile in. Can you imagine someone that can't prove their case in 7 long years and still be able to haunt the defendant?

    Honestly this is the biggest land grab in American history. It's right up there with stealing land from the Indians and other horrific events from the past.

    We will continue to fight for as long as we can...of course the fight is probably as expensive as the toll it takes on our mental facilities...but I won't make it easy for a crook to prevail.

    The sad thing is so many homeowners just gave up and gave in...I'm fighting for them also. emoticon

    I truly believe that our angel Josh has allowed us to prevail over and over...now if only the courts would recognize that also!
    25 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/31/2017 9:40:09 AM
    Thank you for the very kind reminder. We are so close now to landing.
    27 days ago
    Gin slings are a bit bitter. The angostura bitters do it.
    28 days ago
    Thanks for the note on the love handles exercises. Some are he same as a list my sil gave me, some are different but it'll be good to get some variety.
    I've just done Day 4 of. My flat bell project. My sil it seems fell at the first hurdle. If ever I needed motivation to Lee at it..........joan is it
    29 days ago
    Yep...I just call em as I see em...you are one special humanoid! emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for stepping up for our team!
    29 days ago
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