JMAHNKEN
200,000-249,999 SparkPoints 228,626
SparkPoints
 
Photos
See this image larger
Following Face Covering Order April 2020



See this image larger
Me crossing the finish line at my first 5 K, Sept 2013



See this image larger
Today, Friday, 02-02-2018 American Heart Assoc's Go Red For Women - National wear Red Day.


SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Gold Star
From:
JMAHNKEN
go to goodies page
Flowers
From:
BARBIEE52
go to goodies page
Flame
From:
FLYclean (Fina...
Awards

JMAHNKEN is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Shared Food Tracker
 
Interact with JMAHNKEN
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment


02/21/21: Hi, I am Janette. I will turn 61 years old the middle of this April. I live in Escondido, CA.

I started My Fitness Pal 05/12/2013, and Spark People the next day, at 170 pounds. I joined several other weight loss and exercise sites and groups since then. I got down to 140 pounds soon after joining the sites while I was training to run my first and only 5 K in Sept of 2013. Something that I would have never thought of ever trying before I started this journey. Since I am asthmatic and have never been really athletic because of it, and other health issues. I had old and new health issues bothering me before and after that race. So I stopped all high impact exercise sometime after that race at the guidance of my doctors. As I was having too much health problems from my Scoliosis that was getting worse with the running and Zumba. And issues with my liver, kidneys and spleen too.

On April 1, 2014 I started the Dash Diet at 144.8 pounds. My weight bounced back up as soon as I went on that diet, and I had started adding more dairy, fruits, grains and such back into my diet like my doctors wanted me to do. So I started playing with it and was doing better. But then I had health problem after health problem, and started to put weight back on. And with going back to work in 2016, I was having a hard time with it too. So I have been working more on just maintaining, and not so much concentrating on losing. I have maintained around 160 since going back to work in 2016.


Member Since: 5/13/2013

Fitness Minutes: 173,781

My Goals:
To feel better health wise.

To look healthier again.

To get back into some of my favorite clothes.


My Program:
In May 2013, I started to count calories for the first time in my life. Started exercising daily and trying to eat more whole food and less processed foods. In April of 2014 I started the DASH Diet per my doctors. March 20th of 2018, I had to go on a low oxalate diet to avoid kidney stones. I have been to PT several times over the years for my Scoliosis. So I do yoga like PT exercises each day for it.



Personal Information:
I am from San Diego, Ca. But I am now living in Escondido, Ca.


Other Information:
I like walking, and I walk to a lot of my errands instead of driving. I like walking around our downtown area of Escondido or my neighborhood.




Read More About JMAHNKEN - Profile Information moved here. (Updated February 22)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 158.8 
158.8
156.6
154.4
152.2
150
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v JMAHNKEN
    Thanks so much everyone! All my best to you all always! Janette
    13 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon FOR MOTHER'S DAY~~JUST A MOM emoticon emoticon

    She cant stand it when people say, "You're JUST a mom?"
    Yes, she is JUST A MOM!!
    That makes her an alarm clock, cook, maid, waitress,
    teacher, nurse, referee, handyman, security officer,
    photographer, counselor, chauffeur, event planner,
    hairdresser, personal assistant, & an ATM machine.
    She scares away the boogieman. She doesn't get paid holidays,
    sick pay or days off. She works DAY & NIGHT.
    She's on call 24/7 for the rest of her life.
    She's 'JUST A MOM'!!!
    She is a Mom to someone or to many and she would
    do ANYTHING on this planet for them!
    She's..... 'JUST A MOM"!!.

    emoticon emoticon emoticon HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the MOTHER'S,
    the Mother's you have, and all the Mother's you know! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    Dare to Downshift

    Wouldn’t it be amazing to find a soft spot, flop down, and just be every once in a while? To stop the chores and the calls and the calendar chaos and do nothing but breathe? Well, guess what? You can! But only if you choose to. Beware of the constant energy that propels you to do more, be more, fix more, and achieve more – it doesn’t own you. You’re the one who shifted into third gear in the first place, and you’re the one who can put on the brakes anytime you need. Don’t fall for the lie that it all has to be done now, done perfectly, and done by you. You may do it all eventually (but, news flash – the world won’t end if you don’t). "

    This is an excerpt from Less Hustle, More Jesus by Shanna Noel.
    emoticon Have a wonderful week! emoticon
    15 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    NEVER....
    Speak without listening.
    Give up before you're ready.
    Settle for less than you deserve.
    Dim your sparkle.
    Complicate what you can simplify.
    Make promises you can't keep.
    Believe it's too late to begin.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    emoticon emoticon Never forget to be good to yourself emoticon emoticon
    16 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon "Tread softly. All the earth is holy ground."~Christine Rossetti
    Happy Earth Day 2021
    18 days ago
Member Comments (5037):  123Next >Last >>