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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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    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I still can’t believe it.
    447 days ago
    Darlin', we're stumbling over the same rocks often so we can hold hands and turn it into a game. LOL
    542 days ago
    That rest...lubricated with a little whiskey and later some Alleve is the rest of the blessed right? LOL I just felt so good to be out in the sunshine and the thought kept running through my mind....every bit of ice I remove means that much more clear ground tomorrow. LOL
    596 days ago
    Like minds! LOL I know you also live by the motto of making choices based on value...some things are definitely worth it but so many are not. I spent enough years of living the diet then diet again after thinking I could go back to indiscriminate lifestyle. LOL
    601 days ago
    Well, big surprise! We have even more in common than we knew! LOL

    I am so grateful for my smart sparksistas and the support and wisdom we share. And then there's a bit of comfort in the knowing that we are in very good company indeed!
    1733 days ago
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