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Tammo, 6 days old.

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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
    Denver here I come...ready to spend today with Cat. I just need to give her a squeeze and give her some love. Perrin was their first, so this is all so fresh and totally opposite of anything they ever imagined. I hope you are having the best time. How are Hannah, Tammo, you?! Love and hugs...
    2 days ago
  • v DEBVNE
    Glad you are off and away to a beautiful place. You give so much of yourself, it is crucial to recharge. Thank you for being one of my favorite girls, love that you have a phD in life/grief...yet you live life to the fullest, and find the beauty and joy that surrounds you. Love and hugs...and prayers for you and yours!
    6 days ago
    Hi Wendy, I wasn't near Kurdistan, no. I was near Azerbaijan. Such a gorgeous place! Will try and find the time to post a blog about it, it is chaos here! I am off to Ghana on Saturday, but before then I need to do some DIY in my flat as the estate agent is coming on Wednesday to assess its value. Oh I would rather be on a hike right now, it is a gorgeous day! (End of complaining session, back to work, haha!!!)
    How is little Tammo? How is Hannah? emoticon
    12 days ago
  • v DEBVNE
    Well yay for progress, that is the best kind of news! Here's to youth and being some kind of strong...and highly motivated. I hold all of you in my prayers, give that precious wee one a tiny squeeze for me.
    15 days ago
    Sadly, I can imagine. I am reading a great book taking place at the time (The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian) and I have been struggling through the pages at times as it depicts some terrible, things. But it prepared me for the Memorial and its museum today... terrifying.
    16 days ago
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