Tammo, 4 weeks old
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!
January 2017: the flu knocked my appetite on the head, so I am happy to be below 59kg for a change!
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!
tracking my nutrition and fitness and jogging/walking as well as a dumbbell-workout and general gymnastics/dancing in the sitting room.
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!
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 130.0
Oh friend, the stone is the worst. Two plus days in and he hasn't passed it. Trying not to nag, yet stressing the quantity he has to drink for the magic to happen? Yep, not pretty. Logically the fluids are the answer, yet I can only do so much! Sigh, thanks for the well wishes. Putting on my best game face...
32 days ago
Hey Wendy, it's me, Donna... I'm back!! Hopefully, this time, I can be stronger, and make this happen!!
39 days ago
Oh yes, it sounds like it was time to move (a shame that YOU are moving and not the nasty neighbours though, although the heavy-metal thing made me laugh, it should get interesting!!!)... I LOVE climbing roses so much! And my garden-to-be at the moment looks very square and boring, I would love for it to become more of a 'jungle', you'll have to give me ideas! :)
Have a beautiful Saturday! Very chilly here as well! I have some friends for dinner tonight and I am making some warm comforting food. But for now, time to get ready and visit my mother.
46 days ago
You are right, I need to make sure I have the time to move!!! ;) I won't have any trip between mid-March and mid-April, so that's my 'moving time" (although I am planning to move on 25 March, if all goes well, I know I'll need time to adjust on the other end afterwards! just as time-consuming as packing!).
Are you getting excited about signing for your new house? How does it compare to your current one? A nice garden too?
47 days ago
Oh my goodness Wendy, that went so fast!!! Sollicitor on the 23rd, WOW! How does it work in Germany? When do you think you might move in? Really excited for you!!!
52 days ago