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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 4/5/2018

And the struggle continues, but I'm a fit warrior. After a month's respite from the cold, despite my spotty attempts at exercise, I returned with my usual 10 extra lbs. I am diligently working to lose those, noting that it gets harder every year... But I will see 133 lbs again by summer. This time I've elected to do it without participating in the 5% Challenge. Hopefully I've learned what my body responds to, and I can maintain good health.

Update 1/2/2018

Well, so much for towing the line. I got carried away with the holidays and enjoying family and friends with lots of goodies and very little exercise. Soooo... I have my work cut out for me for the Winter 5% Challenge. But I WILL RE-ACHIEVE GOAL WEIGHT!

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: 156,566

My Goals:
To lose 10 lbs. through healthful eating and increased exercise--and maintain my goal weight!


My Program:
Spring 2018
Exercise
Daily walking
Muscle building exercise 2 X a week

Plant based diet

Winter 5% Challenge

Goal: To lose more than 5% of my weight (10 lbs total) to re-attain my goal weight of 133 and develop an eating/workout plan to maintain my goal weight and rebuild a well toned, strong body.

Activity plan (to be tracked on SP):

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 3 years retired from college teaching and am enjoying retirement. 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!


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




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