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59-year-old Deb Osborne, of Chardon, is a contestant in The News-Herald's Lighten Up in 2013.

Monday, June 24, 2013

weigh in

I can't believe another weigh in!  where did the time go… it seems like just yesterday that I weighed in… eek… some of my pants are bigger - maybe thats a good sign!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

back on track

Hi guys - guess I haven't blogged in quite a few weeks! I did not do well at my last weigh in. My mother passed away and food was my solace, but I have rededicated myself to healthy eating and exercise and hope to be back on track!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

May flowers

Sure feels good to get out and do some gardening! Keeps me away from the kitchen and food and makes me move and stretch. There is so much work to do I forget to blog.
My mom is not doing well, 92 and her body is shutting down. So I also have a lot of sitting time by her bedside, holding her hand, washing her face, and swabbing her mouth.
2013 will be a year of change for me, so many loses... some sad and some happy... weight loss!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I made it!

I made it... I lost 14 pounds in 2 months. I am happy with that... I want to thank the 2 Sallys that gave me the encouragement to go on, I don't think I would have made it this last week without their words of encouragement.

weigh in day

I am nervous today... what if I didn't make it. On my scales at home I have succeeded but the tension is high. I guess if I didn't make it I am still happy that I have lost 14 pounds - to me that is a great accomplishment. Hope to be still blogging next week!

Monday, April 22, 2013


I am back to work at Bremecs Garden Center which is always a good thing for beating the sluggish winter blahs! I feel renewed each time I walk into the greenhouse, beautiful flowers, warmth, the smell of earth... but the absolute best thing is I lose weight. The past two years I have lost 15 pounds each spring during the busy season at the Bremecs.... heres hoping that the trend carries through to this year!

Monday, April 8, 2013


oh well I am not exactly sure if I lost weight or gained weight after the last weigh in - but I know that I was really doing great and then my life got a little more complicated and Easter came and chocolate tasted OH SO Good: I am going to have to figure out how to handle the bumps along the road with positive things instead of reaching for food, candy, or a glass of wine.