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My great niece Crystal and me. 13.03.15





Skinny jeans. UK size 14. 12.12.14. Goal weight. 51lbs lost :-)





Baby Crystal on her naming day, and proud Great Auntie Debs



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Radooga, but you can call me Debs. x

Hi, my name is Debs. I started this journey mainly for health reasons (blood pressure in particular), with a little vanity thrown in for good measure (I have so many nice clothes that I just don't fit into!)

7 month update. Almost to the day predicted, I have hit goal weight, by losing 50lbs. My blood pressure is mainly normal, (unless I don't exercise, in which case it gets a bit high), my joints rarely hurt any more, my hair and skin are vastly improved, IBS practically gone, ...
Hi, my name is Debs. I started this journey mainly for health reasons (blood pressure in particular), with a little vanity thrown in for good measure (I have so many nice clothes that I just don't fit into!)

7 month update. Almost to the day predicted, I have hit goal weight, by losing 50lbs. My blood pressure is mainly normal, (unless I don't exercise, in which case it gets a bit high), my joints rarely hurt any more, my hair and skin are vastly improved, IBS practically gone, and I can fit into skinny jeans that make me feel fabulous. I am indebted to Sparkpeople and all the lovely friends I have met on here for their love and support, which for me, has been the difference between giving up and succeeding.

Six month update. 45lbs lost! Woo hoo. Nearly there. Just a wobbly bit of tum to go, and I am planking and push-upping like mad to help that. So grateful to have had the love and supporrt I found here. It was unexpected, but I feel I've made some fantastic friends.

Five month update. Have lost 40lbs, 8 inches from my waist, blood pressure normal, joint pain gone, sleeping better, headaches gone for the most part, energy levels up, still a way to go, but feeling better, and so grateful for the help and support I get here, I wouldn't have stayed the course without the love and support I receive here and in the real world. Now the weight has gone, just got to fight the real battles in life!

One month on, 16.5 lbs lost, exercise most days, mood excellent, motivation off the charts, food choices all good! Best of all, blood pressure is normalising, I'm sleeping better and feeling invincible. I know that bad days and setbacks will happen, but this time, I feel ready to just get back on the horse and keep trying. The support from the people here is amazing, and keeps me not only accountable, but also motivated and focused.

Three month update: 30lbs lost, feeling better physically, and mentally, although struggling a little with coming to terms with losing weight. The answer is exercise (usually no matter what the question!), to make me actually FEEL slimmer, I need to get past an injury I have and just GET ON WITH IT!

Five month update. 33lbs lost, so not a huge jump, but I'm fine with it slowing down, letting my brain gradually re-focus on not being so large. Back in the exercise groove too. Might try some new exercises this week, and I'm still working on planks and push-ups, being pretty hopeless at both, I now see it as a personal challenege to get really, really good at it! And then I have promised myself that if I do, I'll do a vlog. That should be 'interesting'!

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Member Since: 5/23/2013

SparkPoints: 2,406

Fitness Minutes: 992

My Goals:
Goal weight 175
Blood pressure to be in normal range.
To not ache when I stand up!
To be able to jog freely without my knees hurting
To see the 'before and after' photos, and look back in five years time and say 'I'm so glad I did it then and didn't wait any longer'

My Program:
Make exercise a regular and sustainable part f life, ringing the changes with boxing, running, skipping, squats, zumba, aerobics and strength training.
Stick with a calorie limit.
Stop the chocolate!

Personal Information:
From the UK, mother, painter, gardener, happy, content, loved.

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All things gardening and painting, although gardening burns more calories!

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TWESTEN1
6/24/2015 1:41:10 PM

Hi Debs! Thanks for checking in :) Everything is going well - my husband is at the new house and the kids and I are back in the Poconos until the end of July. We moved half the house over & will move the rest the last weekend in July. Thank the good Lord for a teenage son - he helped out sooo much last weekend. It was wonderful! Hope you are doing well and getting some rest - seems like you are going thru an extra busy time yourself! Have a fabulous day :)



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JILLYBEAN25
6/24/2015 2:59:39 AM

Hi! I'm okay. It's not easy living with someone who suffers from bipolar disorder and they were having an issue that got taken out on/blamed on me (unfairly I might add). I was made to feel guilty about the situation and because i knew it was unfair it then made me angry. Everything is more or less okay now. :-)



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HDEGMD
6/20/2015 8:21:44 AM

Thank you for stopping and your kind words.. and I did find your . com and loved looking through the beautiful creations by you. WOW what talent. Glad your sharing with the world. I especially LOVED the Blushing Roses, guess cause by Dear Grandmother use to grow rows and rows of different color roses ..and when I would return for a visit ( I had married and moved several states away) she would always bring me some. Lots of good wishes to you for a successful business , and so happy you have your own Woman Cave.. I mean office. HaHA. HUGS.



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JILLYBEAN25
6/17/2015 9:57:39 PM

The only way to cope in the brutal heat is to not leave the house! Stay inside and crank the air conditioning! Otherwise, I'm doing ok. How about you?



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WENDYANNE61
6/3/2015 4:47:43 AM

What a beautiful picture of you and Crystal, Debs - I love your dress too! All is well here - we are off to Ireland for 5 days next Thursday. I went to school near Dublin for 12 years and my sister Ruth still lives there, so I will be showing Hüseyin old haunts and then we will drive over to the West for some walking and exploring.... Hugs!



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