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Hi! Welcome to my page. I am updating my Spark Page, since I haven't done so in almost three years. I originally started my Spark People journey on April 13, 2011. It is now April 3, 2014. I am just coming back from a five month hiatus. I've had a rough time since October of 2014. Among other things I lost my wonderful Dad in January of this year. That has hit me hard and grief has made life difficult.

Update: September 28, 2017

I have been maintaining my weight since the Fall 5% Challenge in 2016 and find that the 5% Challenges help me to maintain and continue with my healthy lifestyle changes. I have had no major life events this past year. Everything has been mostly normal. I have spent a lot of time with my grand kids and enjoy that immensely. I take care of my 6 year old, autistic grand son every day for his single, working parent mother. He is high on the spectrum, so he is not much trouble. I have a happy life with my kids and grand kids. I have had a hospitalization this summer, but I should be up and running by the time this year's Fall 5% Challenge begins on October 7, 2017. These challenges are made for those seeking to lose 5% of their weight in eight weeks. They are tons of fun and are very effective as teams compete in friendly competition for exercise and life style minutes. If you've never experienced a 5% Challenge you should check it out. They are fun, a positive experience and very motivational.


Update: September 18,2016

During the summer of 2015 I regained the 20 pounds that I lost and gained another 25 more. Thanks to medication changes I have had a really rough time. I have that all straightened out now and have regrouped losing 20 pounds this summer. That leaves 25 pounds to lose to get to my goal of 118 -120. I am starting this new push at 145 pounds. I have joined the 5% Challenge to try to help lose that 25 pounds. If I am successful, then I will be that much closer to my goal weight. I should say that I was at goal weight twice on this journey. This time the weight is coming off and I will keep it off. Adjusting my diet and exercise has helped me lose the 20 pounds that I have. I am ready to lose this pesky 25 pounds and maintain my weight at my goal weight before the end of 2016 if I can. Wish me luck. The third time is the charm. Thanks for stopping by my page. Take care and God bless, Deb


Member Since: 4/13/2011

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My Goals:
My goals are very simple. I want to lose 25 pounds to reach my goal weight. I want to exercise to become healthier and to be a good example for the rest of my family.


My Program:
I am in the process of reconnecting with my gym. It is only ten dollars a month, so it is very affordable. I had to take a sabbatical from the gym the summer of 2016. Micah was out of school, so that left me exercising at home with my Sparkpeople - Coach Nicole - DVD's. I have three, which have helped me dump 20 pounds during the summer. I am walking on the treadmill and working out on the elliptical. I am cutting out all sweets and have increased my fruit/veggie consumption. I will be tracking all my meals and exercise. I will be using my DVD's, as well as getting to the gym a minimum of three days a week. My goal is to do 120 minutes of exercise a week.



Personal Information:
My name is Deb Teveldahl, originally from Cascade Locks, Oregon I have moved to the southeast Portland area. I have two children. Sam is 33 and Jeni is 31. I have three grandsons now. Blaine 7, Hayden 18 months, Micah 5. I watch all my grand children when the need arises, but I live with my daughter. I help take care of Micah full time when he is out of school.


Other Information:
I enjoy reading, quilting, embroidery, and knitting. I am an avid reader. I've read the Spark. My favorite fiction authors are James Patterson and Tami Hoag. I enjoy camping, hiking and biking so I live in the right area.




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  • v CHUBBYNOMORE3
    Thank you for the encouragement. Could you tell my energy is low this week? The little cold snap we had and a ton of engagements and appointments have taken the "wind out of my sails" TEMPORARILY!
    I BELIEVE; I KNOW I CAN; I WILL PERSEVERE! ROWDY REBELS RULE!

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  • v VELVET_01
    "One kind word can change someone's entire day."

    Thank you for getting my day off to a great start!

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    1 day ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Always remember that the struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow so don't give up! Continue to believe in yourself and leave a little sparkle wherever you go. Stay encouraged!
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  • v JCOLEMAN15
    I was walking (springtime) 5-7 miles a day. I was losing 1-2 lb per week. Then I hurt my knee and bronchitis. Being diabetic, it seems to take forever to lose 1 lb. It is annoying. The whole point in trying is to rid myself of type 2 in the first place.
    4 days ago
  • v JCOLEMAN15
    The weather in Va has been up and down. Rainy the past 3 days. Now hot and humid. My knee is going bonkers. I did 60 minutes today of walking. 2.5 miles. Not a lot at once but it's all I could do without hurting it more.
    4 days ago
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