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Hi - I'm Debbie and I'm looking for the self-discipline that I seem to have misplaced sometime in the last couple of years!  I'm a cooking teacher and there has obviously been too much taste-testing going on!  I've been part of SparkPeople for less than a week but already I feel a little self-control returning.  I need to lose about 12-15 pounds, total, and I would really love to have my warm weather clothes fit if, and when, the warm weather ever returns to the midwest!  I'm tall (5'10") so these extra pounds have a lot of places to hide!  I also used to have a metabolism that worked a lot better than it does now.  So far, this site speaks to me - it has great resources and is fun to use and update.  My computer lessons have paid off! 

Member Since: 2/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 90,239

My Goals:
My goals are seemingly simple.  I would like to be a healthy weight, be fit enough to burn calories effectively, and to fit into ALL of the clothes in my closet.

My Program:
I'm staying in the 1200-1500 calorie range recommended by SP, logging my minutes of exercise (every day) and doing the strength exercises recommended on my fitness site.  I love my treadmill.  I also participate in a dance class twice a week.

Personal Information:
Born and raised in the South (VA).  Moved to the midwest(brrrr!) as a newlywed and have stayed here.  I have two adult children, a step-daughter, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and two grandchildren.  I also have the most amazing man in the world as my husband.  There is no one kinder or more supportive than he.

Other Information:
I am a movie lover, a book lover, a cook and a fan of people in general.  I have some lovely friends and a wonderful life.  I love to travel - my husband and I get to Napa Valley every chance we have and are learning a lot about wine.  I teach cooking classes at the local Technical College and struggle during taste-testing times!

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  • v KRISTI301
    hi debbie thankyou for your add. i need all the motivation i can get lol.i will add you too. kristi
    4619 days ago
    Welcome to Spark People...and welcome to Members Motivating Members. We are a very active group of people that like to support, motivate and have fun along the way to getting healthy.
    I look forward to getting to know you better out on the threads.
    All the best to you,
    4619 days ago
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