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Update May 26, 2018

Hi! Welcome to my page. I am updating my Sparkpage, since I haven't done so in almost four years. It is May of 2018 and I am a success. I have reached my goal weight, thanks to the 5% Challenges I have participated in the past year and a half. I started the Challenges, because I had ballooned to 160- up from when I began my journey with the Sparkpeople - from 120 pounds. I have lost 40 pounds to date and have kept it off only because of my participation in the 5% Challenge Cycles. I have maintained my weight for over a year and a half. I began the 5% Challenge experience - because it is an experience - in the 2016 Fall 5% Challenge. I lost over 20 pounds during that Challenge cycle alone. The following 5% Challenge cycle during the 2017 Winter 5% Challenge I lost another 22 pounds. I had made it back to my goal weight, with what seemed like no real effort at all. It is because I have committed myself to the 5% Challenge and lifestile experience, I have been able to keep my emotional eating and other problematic weight challenges under control. I've had fun doing it all and met so many wonderful people along the way. I feel privileged to be a part of something so terrific and fulfilling. I am a Sparkperson for life. I am 5% Challenger for as long as I can move. I've have so much to be grateful for and I have been blessed with the 5% Challenges to help me maintain my hopes for the future me. I have gone to the mountain and conquered it. Now I stay for the motivation and unimaginable encouragement, that I receive to keep me on track and moving. The Challenges have changed my life. I am content with my efforts, choices and results. ROWDY REBELS RULE !! DON'T SETTLE, BE A REBEL. You can do it too.

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 35 and Jeni is 33. I have three grandsons now. Blaine 9, Hayden 3 years, Micah 7. 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.

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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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    Enjoy your day in the spotlight you Rowdy Rebel you! Thank you for being the person you are, kind, giving, positive and hard working because doing what you do for the team is no walk in the park. We can count on seeing your post every morning and I appreciate that. Thank you for all you do.

    18 days ago
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    18 days ago
    Thank you for being a great SparkFriend. Enjoy your day in the spotlight. You give us such wonderful motivational posts! I look forward every morning to reading your posts and they really start my day with such a positive and enthusiastic outlook. I don’t know how you can do so much for so many of us. You are a treasure trove of ideas and information. On top of that, you willingly and graciously share it with us.

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    Thank you so much for all that you do for the team. Enjoy your spotlight day!
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