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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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DETRMND2LOSE
4/19/2015 5:46:55 PM

Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog!
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WENDYANNE61
4/12/2015 4:22:07 AM

Hi Debs, I am in Kurdistan for another week and then back to Bremen for a fortnight of salaries and project admin. Glad you are settling in - I hope your dad and son are getting into the swing of things too! Yeah, maintenance is mainly plodding on making more good choices than poor ones and trying to fit in some exercise too. Hope you are having a nice Sunday with some Spring sunshine!



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JILLYBEAN25
4/11/2015 10:53:10 PM

Hi Debs! Thank you for the well wishes! I hope you're doing well yourself, my friend.
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BLONDEDOG
4/6/2015 2:26:41 PM

Hey missy! Hope all is well. I enjoyed a lovely extended weekend with my family....it was the best 4 days. Hope all is well!



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WENDYANNE61
4/1/2015 6:57:44 AM

Hi Debs, lovely to hear from you on my blog - December here we come! Hope you all have a happy Easter and as little stress as possible..... I am flying to Kurdistan on Sunday to join Hüseyin for a fortnight - he flew over last week to get the house up and running. Life is good!



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