DEBTEVELDAHL
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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 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

Fitness Minutes: 47,087

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 MRSFANCYLADY
    Thank you Deb for such encouraging words on my Blog! I must say that my Spark Friends are a great help in keeping me marching on! I know that success is mine and I claim it! Thanks again! Take good care.

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    Brenda'

    1 day ago
  • v JCOLEMAN15
    Hope you've had an awesome weekend and ready to kick butt this week. Here's to a Spark filled week. Hope you enjoy the last couple weeks of summer and then get ready for fall. Can do so much more with cooler temps. Looking forward to it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v SPARKLE-IT
    Thank you for the goodie and encouraging words. I sure hope I can hit the weight loss. Thanks for all you have done for this challenge and the team. It was a big and fun experience for me.
    2 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Welcome to Week 8 of the Summer 5% challenge! I truly enjoyed this journey with you. Take a moment to reflect and think about where you are today. Have you made some healthy living improvements? Have you started some new healthy habits? Remember, improvement is motivation. Your body hears everything your mind says so stay positive throughout your journey. Finally, if you want it, work for it! It's that simple! Hope to see you during the 5% In Between Challenge and/or during the Fall 5% Challenge.
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    3 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Funny how when you can’t change the circumstances, yet you change your attitude, often the circumstances change too. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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