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I am a 55 year old woman of British origin living in Germany. I have three beautiful daughters and 2 sweet little granddaughters. 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 am reading a lot about self-sabotage and mindless eating - I want to eat fattening things when I am bored, upset and funnily enough when I am chatting away on the phone.... 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.

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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    How amazing would that be???? I will keep you updated as plans are finalized!
    4 days ago
  • v DEBVNE
    You like hiking too?! Love to hike, it removes the disadvantages I have strolling with the hubs. His longer legs keep me scrambling to keep up when we walk together...sigh! I appreciate nature's bounty...just am clueless about capturing it in pics, as you so beautifully do! Take care, my friend!
    7 days ago
    Have booked our vacation in Scotland.. 6 week! Any chance you are going over next May?
    17 days ago
  • v DEBVNE
    Love that we get to share the experience of growing our families together! Nothing quite like the unbridled joy associated with having a baby. We return next weekend for their baby shower...not sure I have seen two happier or more eager prospective parents! Hugs for you, my friend! Have a lovely weekend...
    18 days ago
    Hi Wendy. I'm doing fine, thanks. We had a thunderstorm yesterday that blew tree branches everywhere and I had to bring in our potted plants, but they survived! I've been feeling better this week, less nausea. How have you been?
    19 days ago
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