In my skinny jeans 12-12-2011
DC Workout 12-12-11
JAZZEJR is a SparkPeople Motivator!
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.
In less than a week, we'll begin the Winter 5% Challenge of which I am in dire need right now. I got carried away with the holiday eating, and will therefore need to lose the full 5%, 7 lbs, to be back at goal weight. Geesh--will I ever learn! But I WILL DO IT... again.
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.
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.
2 lbs below goal; now in maintenance. The Winter 5% Challenge helped keep me on the plan!
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!
To lose 7 lbs. through healthful eating and increased exercise--and maintain my goal weight!
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.
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!
I'm a retired foreign language teacher. I enjoy traveling, visiting family and friends or hosting them.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 140.0