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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 JCOLEMAN15
    emoticon Good Morning. Happy Saturday. What a beautiful day outside! emoticon emoticon emoticon Hope you will have a blessed and productive weekend I started the 5% challenge and hope that it will go well this time around. Keep Sparking!
    12 days ago
  • v MRSFANCYLADY
    Hi Deb!

    I'm back! Still a Rowdy Rebel! Looking forward to success in a BIG way this challenge. I know this team will support me and I will do the same. Take care.

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    13 days ago
  • v ONEBLUEMOON
    Ready to be ROWDY again! Hugs and emoticon
    13 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Always remember, at the end of the day, all you need is HOPE and STRENGTH. HOPE that it will get better, and STRENGTH to hold on until it does. Never forget how far you've come. Everything you have gotten through. All the times you have pushed on even when you felt you couldn't. All the mornings you got out of bed no matter how hard it was. All the times you wanted to give up but you got through another day. Never forget how much strength you have learned and developed. Simply put, never stop believing in HOPE because miracles happen everyday!
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    15 days ago
  • v JCOLEMAN15
    Thanks for your kind message. Megan is 16. She is high functioning but I'll send an email about the rest. She is also ID(MR) from birth as well. She has tons of self injury. Hard to watch and like yesterday deal with. She beat my husband bc he wasnt getting to the table to eat fast enough. It sucks sometimes.

    Yes, most people don't understand. Our aide for the weekend quit so it made this weekend very hard. I am going to try to give my all for the challenges im in but know it is hard to devote so much time to weight loss when I get bogged down dealing with all this other stuff.

    I appreciate all the kind words. This life is not easy, and dealing with autism definitely is not. Some people just think I am a negative person, that isnt the case at all. I get tired. I also fight with diabetes for myself so its a lot to deal with. I am worn out like any other caregiver of someone with autism and then add on my medical too, seems a lot at a time.
    17 days ago
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