Tammo, 6 days old.
my granddaughters, Jonna and Marle!
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!
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: 132.0
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
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?
12 days ago
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