DEBTEVELDAHL
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Cousins Micah, Hayden and Blaine January 2018



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Micah's seventh birthday party - got Princess Leia from Star Wars as one of his presents


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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

Fitness Minutes: 116,385

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 36 and Jeni is 34. I have three grandsons now. Blaine 10, Hayden 4 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.


Other Information:
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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  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY

    ~ emoticon ❤️ Happy Weekend, Deb ~ Blessings, Love & Hugs ❤️ emoticon ~

    Transforming your life doesn’t mean making huge, dramatic, overnight changes.
    All you need to do is little things differently. ~Jeff Haden

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    Stay safe, have a great weekend and Keep On Keeping ON! ♥



    27 days ago
  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY

    ~~ emoticon ❤️ Happy Monday, Deb ~ Blessings, Love & Hugs ❤️ emoticon ~~

    Today might be the best chance you have to take action. The longer you wait,
    the more deeply embedded you get in your current lifestyle. Your habits solidify.
    Your beliefs harden. You get comfortable. It will never be easy but it may also
    never be easier than it is right now. ~ James Clear

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    Stay safe, have a great day and Keep On Keeping ON! ♥


    31 days ago
  • v YOUNG-AT-HEART
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    We all have our ups & downs when we do our weekly weigh-ins. Here is something to think about...

    “Instead of letting the scale alone determine whether you're a success or failure, use more reliable measures to determine your progress. My philosophy is that weight loss is not a goal, but the result of healthy habits like a better diet and regular exercise. When you do step on the scale and don't see the reading you had hoped for, ask yourself these questions: Am I doing what I am supposed to be doing? Am I making healthy food choices most of the time? Am I exercising consistently? If you are, then trust that your body is making positive changes, and the results will come. If you are not, then resolve to be consistent in healthy behaviors to see the results you want.”
    ~~~ Received this thoughtful info from KRYs210...excellent advice!!


    See full article at: 4 Signs It's Time to Step Off the Scale...

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mot
    ivation_articles.asp?id=1178
    32 days ago
  • v YOUNG-AT-HEART
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    Imagine that day where you can finally say I did it! When you can say, I never gave up, I never quit! Imagine that day when you win that gold medal, or reach your goal weight. Where these moments of pain turn into memories for that goal you wanted to obtain. It might take long to reach that moment, but as soon as you get there you’ll thank yourself for the rest of your life.
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    33 days ago
  • v NECDOO
    thanks for the spotlight comment.
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    33 days ago
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