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Update: 3/5/2016: New Year about to begin our Spring Challenge!

So much happened this last year I came close to my goal weight and then had tummy tuck surgery to remove nearly 45 years of excess skin. Surgery a success and am recovered now back to exercise. I still have a little to go to get back to pre surgery weight. But it will happen. Then beginning new adventure maintaining weight! I have plateaued before and maintained nad not gained but this will be different. I am excited about this new chapter in my life. This has not been an easy battle to lose these last pounds. I did join Jenny Craig and have for nearly the lat year worked to get off the last 40 lbs. I am within 8 lbs of goal weight. Boy that light at the end of the tunnel is soo bright :D
So 7th years with SP and I am a happy camper with all that has happened. I am so grateful for this site and those who make it just awesome. I am so very grateful for all my friends who have supported and encouraged me, those who have inspired me to keep going to fight for my dreams. They have helped me in ways I dont think they could even realize.
So onward to this new chapter and all that it brings. I am ready for those challenges too. I am ready to enjoy the rest of my life at my healthiest ever and know I am at peace and as ever optimist about the future.

1-11-2015: A new start. I thought that with beginning my 6th year SP it was time to update my main page info. I didnt just delete the info from the last 5 years; I copied it on to my blog page. I mean there is a lot of info I have and see at some time.
My name is Deb and dynamic is a nickname given to my years ago by one of the owners of the business I worked for, he was always giving out nicknames and this one struck. I mean it is really me and I have used it ever since. I live in Sacramento, CA with my DH, 6 cats( 4 we owns or who own us and 2 who are strays we have adopted, they are more outside then inside) and my youngest son. My oldest son is in the Navy and I am very proud of him and what he is doing. He has made many changes and overcome challenges and is doing well. It has been a learning time for us all. I volunteer with Loaves and Fishes, a group who help homeless in Sacramento, I worked in their library and reading room, I have done this since 2008. I enjoy helping and just being there sometimes all I do is listen and it helps. With DH we have starting do hikes up in the hills near our home, long hikes on trails it is fun and I love getting out in nature and near water. This is pretty new for us, we have both worked hard at getting healthier and losing weight. That is one of the major changes that has happened with the 135 lbs I have lost in the last 5 years.
This year I am starting a new, reset ticker and am working on a new plan. I have been on a plateau most of last year, so it is time to do some readjustment to my diet and my thinking. I still have a goal to get to my healthy weight (140) right now it is time for maintenance and then try again. I wish I could just loss the last 30 lbs but at this time my body is fighting that. So 2015 is the year I learn to maintain, learn what it means and how to do it right. It�s a good challenge for me. And I do love a good challenge.
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Member Since: 1/13/2009

Fitness Minutes: 185,501

My Goals:
I want to feel physically better and help my health. I need to lose another 30 lbs to get to goal weight. I also need to learn how to maintain.

My Program:
60 min cardio 6x a week
30 min strength 5x a week
drink 10+ glasses water daily
Eat to my mid range of calories
Keep a determined and positive attitude, knowing I can learn and grow and make it to my goal and healthier me

Goal weight 140 lbs -
Reward: to have achieved this goal and full spa treatment!

Personal Information:
I live in Sacramento, CA.
Living there with the man of my dreams since 2007 with our 4 cats, Sammy Marblecakes, Princess Gosmer and Candie. I have 2 sons and he has a daughter and 4 steps and 8 grandkids.
I volunteer with Loaves and Fishes, helping the homeless.
Love to cook and be with friends and family.
I also love SparkPeople!

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Learn as if you will live forever. Live as though you will die tomorrow.
I love to read, knitting blanekts, have enough members of blended family it keeps my pretty busy and spending quality time with family and friends

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    Karen R (ADALOUISE) from the Scarlet Dragons would like you to join her this month in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Challenge! Breast cancer has touched the lives of so many of us, and we all know early detection is the key, whether male or female!

    So before you give the tatas a once-over, let’s get in a workout first! The exercises listed have a modifier with each, so you can join in at any fitness level! If there’s still something you are unable to do, please modify to meet your specific needs! The point isn’t to show your strength training prowess and be the best of the best. The point is to PARTICIPATE! Now let’s get a little hooter sweat going before we hop in the shower to do our self exams!

    S-50 SQUATS (50 Adductor/Abductors)

    E-50 FRONT JABS (50 Seated Biceps Curls)

    L- 30 LATERAL LUNGES (30 Seated Hip Extensions)

    F-30 FORWARD LUNGES (30 Squats, holding the back of a chair)

    E-50 JUMPING JACKS (50 Seated Jumping Jacks)

    X-30 PUSH UPS (30 Wall Pushups)

    A-30 ALTERNATING HAMSTRING CURLS (30 Standing Hip Flexion/Extension holding the back of a chair or wall)

    M-50 HIGH KNEE MARCH IN PLACE (50 Seated High Knee Marches)

    Do what you can, modify what you need to, but try your best, regardless of fitness level! If you’ve got a suggestion on an exercise you’d like to see incorporated into the challenges, please let us know!
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  • v AMY_1217
    Congratulations on a fantastic fall challenge so far! You guys are doing great!
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    Happy week 5 of the challenge!
    Let's keep our goals in sight and finish strong!
    21 days ago
    Week 2 is almost in the bag! Let's keep up this momentum to a strong push towards our goals. Go Purple Passion!
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    35 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    The Dragons challenge you today!

    Spell your name, repeat 2 times:

    A = 50 jumping jacks
    B = 20 crunches
    C = 30 squats
    D = 15 pushups
    E = 1 min wall sit
    F = 10 burpees
    G = 20 sec arm circles
    H = 20 squats
    I = 30 jumping jacks
    J = 15 crunches
    K = 10 pushups
    L = 2 min wall sit
    M = 20 burpees
    N = 40 jumping jacks
    O = 25 burpees
    P = 15 sec arm circles
    Q = 30 crunches
    R = 15 pushups
    S = 30 burpees
    T = 15 squats
    U = 30 sec arm circles
    V = 3 min wall sit
    W = 20 burpees
    X = 60 jumping jacks
    Y = 10 crunches
    Z = 20 pushups

    Let me know how you do!
    38 days ago
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