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First of all need to tell you I joined the %5 Summer Challenge again. It's a Race to Fascinating Places - 8 Weeks this Summer. It starts July 1st if your interested in checking it out. You join a supportive team and have fun as you lose 5% of your weight, make new friends, and improve your health!

I live in Washington State, Port Angeles to be exact. I have struggled with weight my whole life. More than once I''ve had to lose 30 pounds. It just kinda creeps up on ya uh?

My family includes my husband, 2 Moluccan cockatoos (more trouble than my children were) and a Pomchi . My mother is 95 and lived with us for 13 years. She's been in memory care this last year and gets weaker every day. It breaks my heart because I always promised her she would live with us until her death. I had no idea I would get old in the mean time too. Today my mother died. 95.6 years old. My heart feels broken. What an up and down ride these years with her have been. All she talked about this last year is being with her mother. She is there now. 6/23/17.

I have 3 daughters, one lives in the Seattle WA. area and one 1.5 hours away in Silverdale. My Youngest daughter lives here in Port Angeles. and she gave birth 15 months ago to a beautiful baby girl. I babysit her a couple days a week and am thrilled to do so. I have 4 other grandchildren, ages 24, 19, 6 and 5. My biggest wish was to live closer to my children and grandchildren. My wish came true, but it was hard won. On Oct 18, 2013 we had a house fire in our home in Lake Havasu, AZ. It took nine months of misery, rental moves, and insurance adjustments but we moved into OUR home in Port Angeles, WA 7-18-2014.

Here''s to us ALL "positively" losing and keeping our weight off!!

Member Since: 7/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 207,509

My Goals:
To Stop gaining grrrrr.
To Eat Healthy.

My Program:
Tracking my food daily
drinking 64 oz water EVERY day
Never sit more than 50 min and then get up for at least 10.
Minimum of 10,000 steps a day.

Walk 5 miles a day.

Personal Information:
I am 68 years old
I live in Port Angeles, WA
Have lived in Fl, AZ, Id, and Ca.

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Our pets are 2 Moluccan cockatoos and a Pomchi. The birds keep me the most busy.
We have my 95 year Mother who lived with us 13 years and was just transferred to a Memory Care Home. That broke my heart. We visit her at least 4 days a week.

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    Hi Debby, thank you for you for the encouraging post on my page! It is fantastic to be back in the land of the 2's in my weight loss and health journey. This is the first time in some 25 years that I've been under 300. WOOF!!! I'm looking forward to the Saturday weigh in. Frankly I don't expect any loss this week because my number was down so much last week. I'll be a happy dogie, running around the kennel with a maintain.
    8 days ago
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    Let's make it happen this week! We can do it!
    Oh, and there's this really neat challenge to help you along with eating freggies.. =)
    Keep sparking ☼
    10 days ago
    You've totally got this! emoticon
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    11 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/16/2017 4:55:08 AM
    Thank you so much for the sweet birthday greeting! It was a pretty great day and thanks to sp I'm feeling pawsome at age 37! emoticon
    16 days ago
    WOOF! Hi Debby, it is a pleasure to be your teammate on the Underdawgs team for the Summer Challenge. I'm one of the new Puppies looking forward to a healthier summer.
    16 days ago
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