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I am a 55 year old woman of British origin living in Germany. I have three beautiful daughters, 2 sweet little granddaughters and a dear baby grandson. Before finding SparkPeople, I had been podgy and unfit for at least 7 years and was fed up (to the gills) of that - it was time to move! I tend to eat any cake that lands in front of me, so I am practicing choosing good quality or just having a small sample. I am 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighed in at 67 kilos in August 2012 - I reached my goal weight of 58 kilos in April 2013. June 2013: getting to grips with maintenance mode and very relieved that I am managing to incorporate exercise (mainly walking and elliptical) on a regular basis to my new active lifestyle- I really feel out of sorts now if I have a lazy day!! March 14: drinking my greens for a change - hope the scales like them too!! At the moment I am working on getting below 58 kg again, 59.4 kg at the moment, so it can be done! Sept 14: my weight is hovering in the 59 kg range, but I am fine with that as long as I keep moving and eating wholesome food! April 15: made it to my 2nd maintenance anniversary and feel ! Dez 15: Having a tough time after my mother died in October. General overeating and lack of purpose. Weight gain of 6 pounds which I dispise. This is going to stop - NOW! Feb 2016: I am moving faster again now, 2 pounds down and feeling a lot calmer! I know this is doable..... April 2016: lost 4lbs of the winter regain, so will start working on getting back down to 59kg, my maintainable happy weight. August 16 - I am still hovering on the wrong side of 60kg, but making progress as in 2 steps forward, 1 step back!

Member Since: 6/9/2011

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I started off wanting to look better in clothes, to feel more confident at work and just to move at a faster pace and to have more general energy.
Now after more than 3 years on SparkPeople I feel at home here and love having lovely people to cheer on and be encouraged by too!

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tracking my nutrition and fitness and jogging/walking as well as a dumbbell-workout and general gymnastics/dancing in the sitting room.

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Feb. 16: working on getting rid of a regain of 6-8 pounds after having lost 24 pounds in 2012-2013.

I write different types of lyrics and poems, sing in a female choir and enjoy travelling to different countries as well as reading quite a lot. I also love gardening!

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  • v DEBVNE
    Thanks for checking on me, the procedure went well. It was an "interesting" experience to say the least, I am joyful knowing relief is on the way. My left leg was so full of lidocaine, that my balance was off for a good chunk of the day, not good for a glorified clutz. The hubs stayed near as he knows me well. Ready to remove the tightly wrapped ace bandage, don the highly attractive support hose, and feel much more like myself today. Being a slug bug is so not me.

    I hope your hubs is home, healing, and cooperating...
    Hugs for you, even iffffff he's behaving!
    3 days ago
  • v DEBVNE
    I so appreciate that you send some of your spark my way...I feel it from across the Atlantic. I hope your hubs is healing and soon home. Hopefully he is a better patient than my man, he is the worst. Tomorrow my vein gets shut down, so ready...waited too long, it never fails to remind me of this. Sigh...in the meantime I am owning today, making the most of a day without commitments. A gift...much needed and appreciated!

    Glad happy times with yours are coming on Christmas Eve...life's best blessings.
    Hugs for you...
    5 days ago
    Thank you Wendy! :) I will actually have 2 parking spaces behind high gates (there is no way my car could be damaged then, thankfully!)... The garden is 300 square meter, so much bigger than anything I had planned. But to be honest I was looking for a flat, this house is a fantastic surprise, I LOVE it!!! I saw it for the 2nd time this morning and it was really bright and sunny, when Saturday it had been very grey. Wow, I loved it even more, I wanted to move in straight away haha! I'll have to wait until the end of March for the papers to be finalised though...
    What a great birthday gift! I am very thankful for this house! emoticon
    7 days ago
    Thank you so much Wendy for your kind note on my page!!! It is so lovely of you to think of me...

    It is a bit hectic here as I got an offer for my flat and suddenly realised that if it goes through I don't have anywhere to go to, nor any idea where I really want to live!!! Panic time... So I have already visited 10 flats and will visit 5 flats and a house on Saturday (+ visit my mother at the nursing home! what a day! This is the only day in the week when I rent a car, so I need to make the most of it...)... I didn't accept the offer on my flat, which was too low in my view, but made an other one back and the couple asked for 48 hours to think about it. Hopefully I'll know by the end of the week.

    I am finding all this quite stressful but fun too... I just hope I'll find a flat/house where I'll think: "YES, this is where I want to live!"

    How are you Wendy? How is Hannah? And little Tammo? emoticon
    12 days ago
  • v DEBVNE
    Hello friend, our holiday was lovely exactly what we each needed. Once home, we have hit the ground running. Thanksgiving next week has me busy with preparations. This weekend our youngest is out of town, so his goldens are crashing at our house. I will chase out the fur just in time to regroup before hosting all of our family for the holiday day. Ready to have them all here. I hope you are well...plenty of hugs heading your way!
    18 days ago
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