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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

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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 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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