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I am a 56 year old woman of British origin living in Germany. I have three beautiful daughters, 2 sweet little granddaughters and a dear toddler 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 good ! 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!

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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    Thank you for your kind note, Wendy. Sadly, custom-made orthotics won't make a difference as I have been wearing some for the last 7 years or so! Sigh. They help my knees but not my back. I need to lose more weight and walk more (it is a vicious circle as I can't go on hikes when I am in pain, but I need to walk every day, which isn't so exciting for me...).

    How are you doing? How is the settling into your lovely new house going? I hope you didn't have too many bad surprises. For me they were mostly in the garden, and none for a while now... Phew. Have a lovely evening!
    11 hours ago
    Ooo, I just noticed your ticker! You are rockin' it, Wendy! Nicely done!
    48 days ago
    Thank you for the little morning note and Hello from me from Athens! I am just out of the meetings and working on the minutes. :) Looking forward to seeing my dear Greek Sparkfriends this weekend!
    Have a great weekend! I can imagine it will be busy in the new house! emoticon
    64 days ago
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    You’re settling in, claiming your house as your home...yay! How is your foot doing? Is there progress on that front? I sure hope so.

    Happy unpacking! Riiiight, ha! We have made five major moves across the country with the hub’s career. I finally adopted the mindset of, if I touch it...I have to deal with it. Undecided about something? Purge...or see if your girls want it. They probably won’t, the millennials exemplify minimalistic living...
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    71 days ago
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    You have to be soooooo excited! Time to settle in this winter...and then you’ll be ready for time in your garden when spring arrives! Hard to believe a new year is almost here...you’re beginning yours with quite a bang! Thrilled for you! Hugs and love, Wendy.
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    79 days ago
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