150,000-199,999 SparkPoints 151,994

My son Sam and my grandson Blaine - 2years

Daughter in law Meghan and daughter Jeni

Micah 05/20/2011


Bear Hug
DWD Leaders For...

Thank You Card
Dealing with De...

Thank You Note
DWD Leaders For...

DEBTEVELDAHL is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Interact with DEBTEVELDAHL
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment

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 since then. Due to medication and living arrangement changes I have gained 20 pounds during the five months that I have been gone. To some, 20 pounds may not seem so daunting, but to someone who had never weighed over 120 pounds in my life it has proven to be quite the challenge. I must get back to my Spark People roots and immerse myself into the program once more to drop that poundage and regain my health and fitness. I have never been an overweight person until now. Having gained this weight I have developed an appreciation for how hard it is to lose any extra pounds. I am hoping that by reconnecting here I will make new friends and find the motivation and support that I need to be successful. I am sure that I can do this, like the Beatles," with a little help from my friends."

Member Since: 4/13/2011

Fitness Minutes: 43,281

My Goals:
My goals are very simple. I want to lose 20 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 have moved in the past three years, so I have to change area locations. I am drinking the water everyday and trying to cut out sweets from my diet completely. I will be walking on the treadmill three times a week for one hour and I will do strength training as well. I will borrow my daughter's bike and ride that around the neighborhood on dry days.

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 30 and Jeni is 28. I have two grandsons, one belonging to each of my children, ages 5 and 2 respectively. I am retired and live with my daughter. I babysit both grandchildren for my kids.

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.

Read More About DEBTEVELDAHL - Profile Information moved here. (Updated April 21)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
My Ticker:
 Pounds lost: 19.0 
Login to Leave Comment
    Just wanted to send a personal note to thank you for your support on the challenge wall and to wish you an awesome July and a successful second half of the year! Keep pushing... I will too!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    54 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    I am fit! I am healthy! I am strong!
    My life is what I make of it and today I choose to make it healthy place to be.

    70 days ago
    Thanks for your support. I'll post something about the interview sometime later today.
    77 days ago
    I'm glad that you enjoyed my zoo pics! I've been to the San Diego Zoo twice and I love it. Other than having the Giant Pandas, it has nothing on the Columbus Zoo really. The Columbus Zoo, at a total of 580 acres (406.3 dedicated just to the zoo), is the largest zoo in the US. They have about 7,000 animals (about 3,000 more than even the San Diego Zoo!). The Heart of Africa exhibit at the zoo features a 43 acre open savanna where giraffe, zebra, gazelle, ostriches, and tons of other animals roam freely. If it weren't for Jack Hannah, I would not have one of the world's premier zoos right in my backyard.

    90s and 100s do not make for a pleasant zoo outing at all! I hope it cools down soon so that you can enjoy your zoo!
    79 days ago
  • v ANGIEN9
    Welcome to being a co-leader of the Living with Bipolar Disorder team!! I am excited to be one of the co-leaders and hope to work with the rest of the co-leaders to make our team stronger and more active.

    Have a beautiful Sunday!!

    Angie emoticon
    79 days ago
Member Comments (533):  123Next >Last >>