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I am a 56 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 good ! 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! January 2017: the flu knocked my appetite on the head, so I am happy to be below 59kg for a change!

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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    It (doing cartwheels) is hilarious ... isn't it? Yeah. I guess I don't realize that I'm 57 years old and will soon be turning the corner toward 58. It has been nearly 40 years since I've turned a cartwheel. But, the body has not forgotten.

    This morning Kendall said to me, "You're having fun, aren't you?" She seemed to be sitting there in disbelief that I just kept trying cartwheel after cartwheel after cartwheel. She repeatedly asked, "How are you feeling?" Are you feeling okay?" She's great. She keeps me from allowing my enthusiasm to take me into danger territory. Her line of questioning gets me to focus and check in with my body.
    3 days ago
    So happy to read the wonderful news!!! When are you planning to move into your new house? (I seem to remember you had said something about the current owner needing to wait until her own new place is ready for her?) In any case, this is all so exciting!
    I can't wait to come back from my next trip (Egypt) and then have the whole summer ahead of me with very little trips, so that I can enjoy my house!!! :)
    6 days ago
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    Yay to all those balloons of yours being released! Such joyful, happy news for your heart, for your family. I will write more once home...just know it means the world that I have made such an incredible friend with such an incredible heart...across the ocean. Enjoy your family, love and hugs for you, Wendy!
    8 days ago
    Thanks for your love and support. This new found strength keeps surprising me. For cryin' out loud, I'm shakin' myself up! emoticon
    10 days ago
    I am so glad things are falling in place for your new home!!! Fantastic!
    In my flat, there were a couple of really dark walls (brown or dark blue!!!), so sadly I have experienced that it takes at least 3 coats of white to cover really dark colours. And that purple is dark!!! So one more reason for it to go! I am off to Brazil next week, then to Egypt almost immediately after, so it will all have to wait until June... but then I should have the whole summer ahead of me for some improvements in my house, woohoo!
    I hope you had a lovely Sunday! So wet and cold here, but it should improve tomorrow (which is a holiday here)!!! emoticon
    21 days ago
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