2,500-3,999 SparkPoints 3,107
See this image larger
Phoenix then........

See this image larger
Phoenix now...........Still my Heart!!!!!! Always my Hero!!!

See this image larger
sibes are like potato chips-you cant have just one!

go to goodies page
Bear Hug
go to goodies page
go to goodies page

Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

In November of 2005, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and borderline diabetes. My doctor placed me on medication for the HBP but told me dieting would probably improve my sugar problem. He suggested I cut out "white carbs" (sugar, white rice and white bread, and things like this.) I decided to try it for 6 weeks-if I didnt feel better then I would go back to my old habits of eating. By March of 2006, I had only lost 16 pounds and a couple of girls at work came to me and asked me if I would be interested in joining them for the fitness challenge that our local hospital was sponsering...
A team of three people needed to combine their weight loss each week and total percentage body fat weight loss at the end of 8 weeks got the grand prize (600.00 to split betweeen the three person team!
Needless to say I was in!
Making a long story short-we were so supportive of each other that our team won and the best of it was that I was down to 145 pounds!
We took two weeks off and rejoined for an additional 6 weeks!
We not only took first prize (175.00 a piece) but I was now down to 132! From this point on I have fluctuated from 134 to 128. I will not give up on getting to my ideal weight! My blood pressure is under control although I still need to take my meds. MY tryglycirides are perfect-with a drop of 100 points! I am feeling great and hopefully will be around for the next 50 years!

Member Since: 5/23/2006

Fitness Minutes: 914

My Goals:
To discover the peace and serenity that I knew prior to the past 8 months, to walk all three dogs 1 hour every other day. To hit my goal weight of 117 by Labor day of 2008

My Program:
Redecorating and remodeling
using my free weights on Tues and Thurs and my ablounger on tues and thurs.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I use my Gazelle Sprint Master......
Since the weather is breaking I will be walking the dogs for an hour on Mondays, Wednesday's and Saturdays.

I stay under 1200 calories a day, drink one gal. of water, and watch my carb intake.
Chicken breast, baked fish, and only 4 oz of red meat once a week.

I do stay away from foods that I shouldnt have such as whole cheese, ice cream and candy. I have no will power and it is easier for me not to have it anywhere in the house-if I see it I will eat it.....

Personal Information:
My name is Deb and I am currently 52 years old. I really never had a weight problem until I was out of high school and took on "adult problems" I do not handle stress well and that is why I eat.
I love my family and my siberian huskies more than anything.
My philosphy: The more I know about people, the more I love my dogs!

Other Information:



BOOK; The Art Of Racing In The Rain

Read More About FITTOBETRIMTRIO - Profile Information moved here. (Updated July 30)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 159.6 
Login to Leave Comment
    Deb! I miss you. You are waaaaayyyy too quiet! Please pop in on the husky board and let us know how Phoenix and company are doing! Luv ya! -D-
    4376 days ago
  • v ...J...
    Zomg, Fit, you're just wasting away! Your profile image doesn't even take up it's whole little space anymore! Give us your secrets. emoticon
    4399 days ago
    Just read the updates on the blog for Phoenix. I am so relieved that the hardest part is over. Some things I read reminded me of vigils I had spent with Annie during her worst illnesses. It is indeed heart-wrenching to experience. Your boy is beautiful and I am so happy that you two have found each other. And even if he can't pull a sled anymore, I know that he will have a wonderful and full life just off the love you give him. :-)
    4533 days ago
    Hey Deb! Please update me on how Phoenix is doing. Sena is settling in and is finally recognizing her name. I learned that it is Danish for "blessed" and decided that the name was a sign and was appropriate so I'm not changing it. :-) Thank you for your prayers for her. They were answered.
    4552 days ago
  • v MRS.MAAM
    I wanted to tell you that your dogs are beautiful. I love husky's! Congrats on all your weight loss too! emoticon
    4555 days ago
Member Comments (24):  < Previous12345Next >