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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

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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!

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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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WENDYANNE61
8/31/2015 3:21:53 PM

Hope you had a lovely weekend away, Debs and replenished your energy supplies at the same time! Off to see Lena and family tomorrow morning and then travelling to Kurdistan on Saturday for a fortnight.... Hugs!



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BLONDEDOG
8/31/2015 9:07:52 AM

Oh my gosh.....I cannot even imagine getting to see you in real life. I adore you my sweet sweet friend.



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SHERYLDS
8/27/2015 5:43:57 PM

thanks for making me laugh about my driver's license.
You wrote: think we might need to see this picture!No way Jose....have a great week emoticon



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JILLYBEAN25
8/27/2015 1:27:47 PM

I'm doing as best I can. Struggling withe some mental health issues, but otherwise I'm doing okay. How about yourself?



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WENDYANNE61
8/26/2015 11:43:35 AM

Hi Debs, yes, they are phlox and lavender from the garden. I need a little bit of colour to look at apart from all the grey and black in the office! Lena got an infection at the weekend and was on an antibiotic drip til this morning. They should be able to go home today, so I am very happy for them. I chatted to Jannik´s mum on the phone and she has been told no visitors either. We both are putting it down to them never having entertained the idea of a cesarean, and being out of their depths. I´ll give them a couple of days and then try to ring at the weekend. Lena sent us a little e-mail though, with the picture of the girls fast asleep - the wee pets!
Hope your dad is not too poorly and is glad to be home - I know it means you will be run off your feet again, but I hope that Thomas can give you a hand with tea-making and short errands! Thinking of you, Debs - hugs!



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