150,000-199,999 SparkPoints 196,159
See this image larger

See this image larger
Another portrait

See this image larger
Me at my ideal weight - 132. I will get there - I swear it!

go to goodies page
Happy Face
SparkColumbus- ...
go to goodies page
Happy Thanksgiving
Zumba Lovers
go to goodies page
Parents of ADHD...

KRISCHICK is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Interact with KRISCHICK
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

I'm doing it again - I am cycling 180 miles from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH and back to raise money for Cancer Research. Let's wipe out cancer!

Pelotonia is a grass roots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. Pelotonia raises money for innovative and life saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Driven by the passion of its cyclists and volunteers, and their family and friends, Pelotonia's annual cycling experience will be a place of hope, energy and determination. Leveraging Netjets' transformational gift, Pelotonia directs 100% of every dollar raised to research. It is a community of people coming together to chase down cancer and defeat it.

Hi - I'm Kris, a single mom to a wonderful 8 year old girl. I've been through alot of changes in the last few years from being laid off and finding a new job to graduating with my masters, getting divorced and quitting smoking. What was left for me to drastically change? Yeah - ME!

In January of 2006 I hit the highest weight I had ever been, not counting being pregnant, and I had to buy larger pants. I knew that this couldn't go on any more so I went in search of an online food/calorie tracker and found SparkPeople.

After 9 months I had lost 30 pounds and was doing fine maintaining it. I had a physical and the blood work showed that I had lowered my cholesterol by 60 points. SIXTY! All through diet and exercise.

But then I got hit with a huge project at work and from June 2007 to December 2007 I gained back 15 pounds. Then I started back with my SP plan, lost 5 pounds and got smacked in February/March with more work than I could do and still workout like I was doing. I had to go in early and stay late, had to send my daughter to before and after school care - talk about the guilt! Then - after getting home from Disney World I BROKE MY ANKLE! There came the next 10 pounds putting me at 20 more (or more) than my lowest.

So I am back to knuckle down and get this all started again. Sparkpeople has really helped me define for me what a "healthy lifestyle" means and is helping me achieve it.

One cool thing that has come out of all of this is that I am now teaching group exercise classes at the local Y! I love Step Aerobics, Spinning and teaching Strength Training.

Member Since: 1/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 196,237

My Goals:
I had a goal of losing 30 pounds and I met that in June of 2006. I've maintained well fluctuating from 130-135. From June 2007 to Jan 2009 I have gained 20 pounds back. I lost about 10 of those and now I hover around 145 pounds.

My Program:
I am eating better, counting my calories and working out. I do a strength & tone class 3 days a week for 55 minutes and cardio for 30 to 90 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Personal Information:
I am from Columbus, OH. I'm a single mom of a great little girl.

Other Information:

Read More About KRISCHICK - Profile Information moved here. (Updated November 24)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 159.0 
Login to Leave Comment
    Thank you for commenting on my blog, as always! I'm using the book, "Everyday Paleo" to hold my hand through this, as I spent so many years trying to find a way to feed Savannah something she'd eat, but I hated the foods she seemed to really want. As it happens, THIS is what she and I BOTH wanted. Sara Fragoso is the author. There are all kinds of other recipes, but it's easy and time-saving just to sort of march through her recipes.

    Next book I'll get may be "Make It Paleo", as those recipes look good. Of course, a really good steak cooked up right is pretty simple, too. I love my pantry now, Kris. I love everything in there, and we can eat all of it without guilt. Great stuff!
    3187 days ago
  • v WOLFEMAN5150
    How ya been? Just wanted to stop by and say "hey!" I hope you are doing great in all of your goals for your fitness journey! I am enjoying the holidays with a little treat to myself without going overboard on the food!! I hope your Christmas was great! Happy New Year!! Can u believe it is 2012 already! How 'bout we just fast forward to the spring and warm!

    Take Care,



    Did you get the invite for a luncheon at Whole Foods at Sawmill/161 on 1/21/12 at 1pm to visit other sparkies from Cols? I will be there! Sounds like fun!
    3196 days ago
    HOLY MAMA! You got Motivator of the Day, and I missed this? How? It doesn't surprise me, and I expected this kind of news at some point.

    I stopped by to say "Hi" and thank you always for your kind visits to my page, my friend! Congratulations, Kris!
    3207 days ago
  • v LYNNEBO1
    Hi there-

    I just noticed your post that you got your ZIN so I clicked on your page to see where you live - Ohio! Me too - I'm about 80 miles NW of Columbus near Lima.

    Good to see another intructor on Spark from the area!

    3209 days ago
    emoticon on being the motivator of the day! Keep up the good work!
    3224 days ago
Member Comments (477):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>