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WooHoo for the Summer 5% Challenge!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

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My last weigh-in today shows me holding at my original goal weight--which I keep bouncing up from. Without the challenges I could never bounce down; I just know it would be a spiral up. The elusive "2-pound cushion" I was going for was not attained. My body just doesn't want it, and will not do it. So, all right then. I'll listen.

Summer is a hard time to hold yourself accountable to good, healthful habits. The Challenge was my anchor that kept pulling me back after each barbecue party or weekend binge.

Thanks to all who helped me through it. See you for the Fall 5% Challenge, when I'll no doubt be working on losing the same 5 lbs.

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VETTRANGER 8/19/2012 10:37PM

    LOL ... and great job. :-)

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THISTIMEMYWAY 8/19/2012 5:41PM

    Great job on the maintenance phase! emoticon emoticon

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COLUMBINE2 8/19/2012 12:06AM

    I've read so many times that maintaining is much harder than losing. And you're doing it....even with summer swarming around you! Excellent success. You are amazin'!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/18/2012 10:24PM

    Way to maintain!!!!!

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SPARKLE1908 8/18/2012 4:09PM

    Good job on maintaining!!!!

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DOLLFACEDX 8/18/2012 10:28AM

    glad to hear you're maintaining - that can be the most rewarding thing sometimes.
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I haven't done one of these challenges - it sounds interesting - do you know when the Fall 5% challenge will begin? I'd like to join
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Thx, Dolly 8-)
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Thank you for a wonderful first year!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Thank you Sparkpeople and all my SparkFriends for making my first year with you such a gratifying one. Not only did I attain my goal weight...a couple of times -- let's face it, maintenance is a witch--but I received such unbridled love and support, you made me feel like a winner. And so I was.

The SP community is now my extended family -- I see no reason to ever leave you. emoticon

I think I'll celebrate my Sparkversary all week--no, not with ice cream and cake--I think I'll do double exercise this week to try to insure I'll make my Summer Challenge goal. Oh wait! If I do that, then I can have some ice cream and cake!!!

Love you all...sincerely.

Jonnie

  
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YIWEN39 8/16/2012 10:59AM

    emoticon So it was your Sparkversary too! emoticon
You've had a great year, awesome results, and what an attitude, definitely the emoticon Jonnie!
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NWILKER 8/13/2012 7:04PM

    Yeah!! Happy Sparkiversary!

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BRAVERUDE 8/11/2012 6:36PM

    Happy Anniversary! You have made this year, for me! Let's have some fun with Maintenance!! Ha!
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BBONET 8/10/2012 6:32PM

    You should celebrate!!! emoticon emoticon You are always so up beat and such a great friend!!! Glad to hear you have made goal, but yes maintenance is hard!!! You look great so go have that emoticon emoticon but not to much!!! emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLE1908 8/9/2012 9:50AM

    Happy Anniversary Soror!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SLIMMERJESSE 8/9/2012 9:17AM

    Happy Sparkversary and keep on keeping on. BTW, it was a HUGE watermelon I ate. (smiling)

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VETTRANGER 8/8/2012 11:56PM

    Happy Anniversary!!!!

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KALISWALKER 8/8/2012 4:50PM

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I am both proud of you and happy for you! You are inspiring!

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FLORIDASUN 8/8/2012 7:25AM

    Hugs, HUGS and MORE HUGS my darling and FIT friend! You add SO much to our community with your wit and cheer! I'm delighted and honored to call you my dazzling friend!

Yes..indeed...you CAN treat yourself with a little cake and ice-cream...just make it angel food..and greek yogurt for the health and low cal of it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SBNORMAL 8/8/2012 6:20AM

  Happy Anniversary!!

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Inspiring Olympians

Saturday, August 04, 2012

It's 4:37 a.m. and I'm still up watching the Olympics. I am just in awe at the heart these 15 & 16 year-olds, as well as the older more experienced veterans are showing. They are just setting world records all over the place--just going all out and giving it all they've got.

How dare I become disheartened at my little weight plateau! How about putting forth a little more effort! I will not be denied! My goal is in sight, and I will be a Gold Medal winner, not a quitter! I'll sprint to the end! I can breathe later.

Come join me on Team USA. Yea for us!!!!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/4/2012 11:40PM

    Aren't they inspiring!!!!!!?? I am in awe! For the record you are a gold medal winner as far as I am concerned.

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VETTRANGER 8/4/2012 11:26PM

    The 10K today was ultra cool, with the British national who trains in Oregon winning, with his US training partner finishing second, both with great kicks in the final 100 meters of the race.

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SPARKLE1908 8/4/2012 8:18PM

    Yes...there are some amazing stories of sacrifice, heartbreak and determination to be found at the Olympics!!! They are definitely inspiring!!!

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you have done so well you will achieve all you want!!!! Go USA!!!!

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SONYALATRECE 8/4/2012 10:50AM

    I'm with you on that one!
To even quaify is outstanding. Hard work and dedication: not everyone is willing to do it consistently. But these athletes stayed the course and are making it happen. Truly commendable!

~Sonya

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JUDYAMK 8/4/2012 5:21AM

    I have been watching the Olympics as much as I can.. I love Miss Gabby, & her beautiful smile .I had tears of joy when she won. Her story about begging to come home to her Mama,was touching because her Mom missed her also but knew she had to stay put.Even all those from the states & other countries that did not medal to me they still won because they made it that far to be in the Olympics, so they are all champions!!!
Judy

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Home Sweet Home

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I know I said I'd be back home on Thursday. That was the plan, but United Airlines decided otherwise. I'm counting my blessings that I happened to be still awake at 1:00 a.m. when they emailed me that my flight from D.C. to Cleveland (Cleveland!!!) would be delayed 2 hours (thereby causing me to miss my connecting flight to Michigan). So I managed to get rescheduled to a Friday departure....but so did everyone else, and the airport was a mass of long lines.

But I'm home. Sigh..... And I still love traveling...usually.....

Now let's kick some serious booty with our exercise!

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BRAVERUDE 7/28/2012 2:33PM

    I hope you've had a great week at home! Alex returned to the US yesterday and will be arriving here (in SoCal), tomorrow - I am doing yardwork and house-cleaning for her majesty's arrival!!!

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BBONET 7/24/2012 11:28AM

    Hope you had a good time and welcome back! There is not place like home as the saying says!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VETTRANGER 7/21/2012 11:24PM

    Wow, some fun traveling, huh? But you got some extra time with your family I'm guessing? :-)

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/21/2012 8:13PM

    WELCOME BACK!!!!

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ANDYINBC 7/21/2012 4:21PM

    And now, with the Teddy Bear team, off to St. Louis.

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NANAW12001 7/21/2012 2:17PM

  So glad that you made it home. Traveling can be a pain.

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VARSWIFE 7/21/2012 2:05PM

    Welcome back. You have a great attitude.

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PARKERB2 7/21/2012 2:01PM

    WELCOME BACK. Sorry for the delay and long lines. I know it's a hassle.

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The push-up test

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ha,ha! I was looking at the men's test and trying to do 29 so that I could be "excellent" for my age group. When I couldn't get past 21 without wobbling, I said, "Oh well, I'll keep working on it."

Then I noticed 21 modified push-ups for women is still excellent! So...I'll still keep working toward the 29. emoticon

Want to see how you'll do?

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/18/2012 11:50PM

    I am in awe of you!!!!!

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BBONET 7/18/2012 9:40PM

    No push up for me right now - shoulder not strong enought - but you rock! emoticon emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 7/18/2012 7:09AM

    GREAT job on the push ups..the bane of my existence...however my fingers are fiercely strong... emoticonprobably from the daily sparking workout on the keyboard staying in touch with all my darling friends..and you my dear....are such a sweet one! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VETTRANGER 7/17/2012 10:46PM

    I did those tests a few weeks ago ... sit ups, push ups, the mile walk, and I forget the last one. I hit the good or excellent rating in each one of them ... if I was in my 20s and 30s. :-) Had to brag. LOL

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SPARKLE1908 7/17/2012 6:46PM

    LOL...you "rock" for sure!

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ADRIENALINE 7/17/2012 2:56PM

    Wow you are awesome. I haven't done a push up in a long time.

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HEALTHYBARB1 7/17/2012 2:54PM

    21....that's amazing!! Way to go!! I am working up from 10!!! Smiles Barb

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SONYALATRECE 7/17/2012 12:35PM

    I know that's right.
In the words of Salt 'N Peppa, "Push it real good!" emoticon

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