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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: 125,068

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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  • v KATE-P37
    Hope you had a great day in the spotlight!!!
    2 days ago
    Holy cow...HOW did I miss your extra special sis~boom~ba day in the spotlight? I must be asleep at the Spark keyboard! emoticon Anyhow I know it was totally GREAT as all your days are. I am SOOOO impressed that you are on no meds! I always say that is probably why the hubs and I are so healthy...we have managed to stay out of big pharma's grasp and awayyyyy from the doctors here in the la~la land of FL.

    Almost all of our friends are on blood pressure and high cholesterol pills..which I really consider to be one of the biggest unnecessary money grabbers of ALL time. If these doctors would push nutrition instead of pills emoticon we might have a WHOLE better society out there!

    Have you noticed all of the knee and hip replacements out there...it's the meds...always the side effects that no one takes the time to research. And...voila...a whole NEW avenue of revenue for the medical society. It just all makes me so MAD!

    But enough of that grousing...I just want you to have an amazing Teddy Bear day...you are a shining example for our team my dear, dear friend!! emoticon

    3 days ago
    Thanks for the link! The webinar mentioned the same as well. It was very informative.
    3 days ago
  • v 2017ISTHEYEAR
    Enjoy your day in the spotlight! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
    You are always in the Spotlight, in my humble opinion!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
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