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I have been a member for 5 years as of April. I have had a weight problem all the way back to my teenage years. It was about when I was 13 years old when my dad reminded me, "If you keep eating like that you will have weight problems." I didn't want to believe him. I happened just like he said. I wieghted about 135 pounds back then. I got up to 314 pounds before I worked hard at taking it off. I was about 27 or 28 years old when the love of my life came around. It was then that I worked hard on taking the pounds off. That was for all the wrong reasons I found out. I lost 179 pounds in about 2 and a half years. Then a baby came along and the pounds kept adding up. I was 30 years old when she came along and it has been a battle to get the pounds off from that day on.
I try diet after diet and you know how it goes after that. I have been on SparkPeople for 5 years now and the pounds go up and down. As I make friends on here I see that maybe I have not hit the bottom yet. This year I'm working on loving myself and takeing the interest in carrying for myself. With that I'm eating healthy foods and trying different exercises that interest me. One that I have found enjoyable is fishing with my husband. I do more walking each week and enjoy the things around me.
I now have a puppy that keeps me moving too. We get are walk in almost every day.
Exercise is the new thing for me to focus on this year.
It is now 2009 and the weight has been coming off with love for myself. I forgot about diet and focus on eating healthy. I watch how much sugar and fat intake also. I'm now adding exercises for my hip and back pain from a physical therapist help. That is doing wonders for me. I also go to the jacussi pool with the physical therapist assistance. Things are going great. I 2008 I lost a total of 39 pounds. It was like I wasn't even trying. It felt great.

It is 2012 and I'm back once again. I have had a right hip replaced May of 2011 and as of Jan 31, 2012 I well be getting the left hip replaced. I'm so excited the right went so good.
Do to medication change so many times I have had a hard time with my weight loss.
My daughter Keenya has moved out and on to the WSU of Pullman, Wa. She loves it there she struggles at times missing home and all. Mom is just a phone call away.
My man Ken is doing great. He is a great support with my weight issues and all the other things us ladies go through.

Member Since: 4/13/2004

Fitness Minutes: 170

My Goals:
2009 I'm a mother that needs to lose 100lbs. I would like to keep the weight off this time. So I want to get to know myself and love me for who I am. Exercising is not my most favorite thing. I like to hike. I have injuries that slow me down. A goal is to walk a mile on scenic grounds. I also like tennis. My goal is to play a whole game without
2012 I love the goals above but the don't sound realistic for 50 years old and two hip replacements soon. So
lets start with walking the dog 3 times weekly. Just that for baby steps.
May 31, 2012
My new goals
1. Stay under 100 calories on my snacks.
2. Weigh only once a month. See if this helps me when it comes to eating after I see the scale has gone down.
3. Work more on portion size by weighing and measuring my food.
4. Walk to the mail box 3 times a week.

My Program:
2009 I'm walking on scenic grounds from the fishing area to walking my new puppy.
I do a workout on my bed with different exercises. I have a hard time getting up off the floor so I do what works for me.
I'm always looking for different exercises to try that I might enjoy.
I also eat less starches and fats. I cut down the portion of food per meal and with my snacks.
I have added more veggies and fruit to my menu. I look at the contents on the box before I buy the box foods.

Cutting sugar from my food plan is the hardest one for me. I'm getting better each month.

Look at me go. I've lost 39 pounds for the year 2008. The pounds keep going down. This is great.

1/22/2012: I want to start the above Program again. I have gained all my weight back and am ready to start again.
5/31/2012 I want to get more involved with sparkpeople tools like the meal planning or keeping track of what and how much I eat.
I am working writing on the mes

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2009: I am from Vancouver, WA. My name is Debbie. I have a daughter who is 15 1/2 years old. I am married also to a wonderful man. They both are helpful at encouraging me to exercise. They join me at times. We enjoy going fishing and picnicing at the parks and in the back yard.

I enjoy crafts of different kinds. One of my favorites is rubberstamping on many different things. I go to classes to learn new things. I meet new friends that way and that brings me joy.

I also like gardening. We have a small yard but it is full of flowers and with a garden of veggies for my salad. I enjoy meeting new people on-line.

1/12/2012: I'm having surgery on my left hip Jan. 31, 2012 and the my journey of a New Life Program starts again.

I have a hard time after surgery on my left hip. I fell the day of surgery. I did something to my knee so the healing has taken much longer. I'm doing better now and am on the way to recovery. Walking much b

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I have enjoyed reading different books. My favorite is mysterys. I like to watch detective shows on TV and movies also.

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    Good morning Spark friend,
    Just stopping by to wish you a blessed and healthy weekend!!
    Big Hugs,

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    Wow Debbie,
    It is great to hear about the reduction in your medication. It takes a lot of hard work to do that. Congratulations!!
    All your hard work is paying off. I'm glad to hear too that your knees are better. Pain is just not fun. I realize that so much more now that my hip is doing so well.
    I decorated our Christmas tree and it seemed so much easier than in the last few years. I could just walk over to the table pick up an ornament and walk back to the tree with no pain. I'm finding joy in simple things again.

    Congratulations on the cards!! They sound beautiful! I have over the years tried to make and create cards and crafts, but I'm so critical with my work, I just don't stay with it. Now that I feel I have this new lease on life, I should pull out some of my old projects and try my hand at being crafty again.

    Hubby bought me an embroidery machine years ago and I enjoyed stitching on kitchen towels. They made nice gifts. After the holidays I should really get back into that.

    Have a blessed and healthy Sunday.

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    1684 days ago
    Hi Debbie,
    I hope all is going well with you!!

    I'm about a week and a half from my surgery and I've been so busy trying to get everything in order. I have had appointments every day. Some medical and some personal (hair cut). I attended a class yesterday that my surgeon puts on for his hip and knee replacement patients. I was so glad that I went. It really eased some of my fears.

    I finally posted before and current pictures. I'm very shy and it was tough for me, but I can see a difference.

    Take care and have a blessed and healthy weekend.


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