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June 2, 2006

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Laura, Diana, & me on Stone Mountain


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I have had a weight problem most of my life and would love to lose back down to 130 pounds, which is an ideal weight for me, but realistically, I will probably never reach that goal. I would be thrilled with 150 lbs.

My weight has gone up and down most of my life, but it has gotten out of control in the past 12 years.

I have 2 children, Brent 30 and Brittany 21, a 11 year old grandson, Blaze, and a 6 year old granddaughter, Ashton......we lost her identical twin on June 22, 2008. Emily is gone but will always be in my heart.

I love horses and have always felt guilty about riding because of my weight, even though I can tell that my horse Ringo (a 15hh gelding) has no problems carrying me. I think I would be a more confident and better rider if I lost weight. Mostly, I just want to look better, feel better, and be around to watch my grandchildren grow up and have children of their own!

I think the thing that makes it hardest for me to lose weight is being around so many people who are junk food "junkies." I have very little resistance to sodas, chips, dips, and pasta when I am surrounded by it so much.

One of the best decisions I have ever made is to join SparkPeople. I have made some wonderful friends here who are so supportive. I have never known this kind of support before. I think the thing that makes it so helpful is that everyone here knows what I am going through, because they are also going through it. There is no better motivation than sharing this journey with people who are there to support you and let you support them. I never want to weigh 360 lbs. again!

Member Since: 6/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 6,717

My Goals:
Weigh 150 pounds again.

Lose 2.5 - 4 pounds a week.

My Program:
Eat healthier

Walk every day

Eliminate sodas from my diet

Drink more water

Do cardio and strengthening 3 times a week

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Name: Debbie

From: Texas

Age: 50

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My favorite things:

I love horses (currently have 4)

Reading (Favorite author is Kathy Reichs)

Camping (especially with my horses)

Spending time with my two children and grandchildren.

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    Hope it is ok to add as a friend.....I was SO impressed with your story!......Stay encouraged!....... emoticon
    345 days ago
    love your inspirational story and page! add me as a friend if you want! emoticon
    576 days ago
    I saw your post on the Q3 Challenge. Your weight loss is inspiring!
    698 days ago
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    1019 days ago
    emoticon Debbie! I'm dropping in to see how you are doing. Welcome to the month of August! Let’s take advantage of the last month of the summer and enjoy it all that we can! Let’s recommit to permanent lifestyle changes! Change is a series of positive actions! Change is the only way that we will advance in our goals! Ask yourself each day: “What change will I make today?“ Concentrate on what you want to achieve within a 24 - hour range! TOGETHER, We CAN Turn Our AUGUST Goals into Sparktacular Results! Sending hugs from one DONE GIRL to another.

    emoticon A = Achieve optimum health by making healthy choices and lifestyle changes!
    emoticon U = Utilize positive thoughts, decisions and actions in all that you do!
    emoticon G = Give each goal 100% of commitment from beginning to completion!
    emoticon U = U Are Worthy! U Can Do It! U Are A Winner! U Deserve It!
    emoticon S = Strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
    emoticon T = There are no downsides to living a healthy lifestyle!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1059 days ago
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