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Jan 31, 2009 - Colorado Springs linedancing Sparklers with family and friends





Here I am at a benefit dance we had on Jan 24, 2009



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Losing weight has been a life long struggle for me. Most of my family was and still is big.

As a child I was not allowed to leave the table unless my plate was clean. Little did my parents know that this would lead to a struggle with weight for the rest of my life. My parents showed their love with food because they did not know any better.

UPDATE (Feb 2008): Since arthritis decided to kick my butt, I kind of decided to not stress out over losing weight. I am ...
Losing weight has been a life long struggle for me. Most of my family was and still is big.

As a child I was not allowed to leave the table unless my plate was clean. Little did my parents know that this would lead to a struggle with weight for the rest of my life. My parents showed their love with food because they did not know any better.

UPDATE (Feb 2008): Since arthritis decided to kick my butt, I kind of decided to not stress out over losing weight. I am still counting my calories and do some exercises on my good days. Hopefully, I'll be able to do better after surgery the end of this month.

Right now I am concentrating on at least maintaining my current weight and when I lose some pounds, it'll be a bonus.

UPDATE (Dec 2008)
I am still dealing with my arthritis. The rheumatoid arthritis in my hands is controlled by medication right now.

UPDATE (May 2009)
My other knee was replaced on May 5. It works well and I still hate the physical therapy even though I know how helpful and important it is to give me the full range of motion lateron.
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Member Since: 5/12/2006

SparkPoints: 46,069

Fitness Minutes: 2,975

My Goals:
My first goal is to reach the 200 mark by 2007. (I met that goal in January of 2008)

My next goal is to reach 150 lbs by the end of 2009.

My Program:
I use a notebook to track my calories. I write down everything I eat or drink.

At night I transfer this information to my food tracker on SP.

I am still struggling keeping up with daily exercises. I do walk, bend and stretch a lot at my job, spending most of my shift on my feet.

I don't have a set exercise program because arthritis will not always let me do what I want to do. I use my stationary bike and go on walks. I also go to weekly line dancing classes. For strength exercises I am using the ones that are listed here on Sparkpeople depending on my abilities.



Personal Information:
I live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and work in retail.

Other Information:
I need to lose weight to help reduce my aches and pains.

I also want to be able to do more with my granddaughters.

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MOMOF2GREMLINS
8/4/2009 8:24:09 AM

Hallo Bienke,
wollte nur mal auf Deiner Seite nochmal Danke fuer Dein Willkommen im Team und auch fuer Deine Hinweise bzgl. des Sprechens mit meinen Kids!
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Hab noch einen schoenen Tag!

VlG aus Sizilien,
Val



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AFRISAM
7/5/2009 4:18:45 AM

Vielen Dank fürs Wilkommen!
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MARIESCHE
7/5/2009 3:39:06 AM

Danke für deinen kommentar zu meinem erstem Blogeintrag. Ich finde das eigentlich ne nette Gelegenheit mein Englisch mal wieder auf zu frischen. Aber in german gehts einfach schneller. Mal gucken, vllt verwende ich auch beides...Naja, wünsch dir noch nen schönen Sonntag!



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MARLEINE87
7/4/2009 4:58:59 AM

I'm sorry I just discovered that my friend was logged in from my laptop and thus the comment was left with his name!! emoticon So here is it again but from my account!


Thanks for your welcome note Sabine!!

I am currently studying at the university and have tons of exams so i'm very busy but maybe after I finish them, I can try to join you in one of your meetings!! :)

Thanks again,
Marleine

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BOKTORAW
7/4/2009 4:54:14 AM

Thanks for your welcome note Sabine!!

I am currently studying at the university and have tons of exams so i'm very busy but maybe after I finish them, I can try to join you in one of your meetings!! :)

Thanks again,
Marleine



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