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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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    I'm so glad to hear that Hannah is improving! I continue to send good thoughts and much love across the pond... Hugs.
    14 hours ago
  • v DEBVNE
    You are such a thoughtful person, thank you for thinking of me when your bucket of oh boy is overflowing. The poem is lovely, just what I needed. More later, when time isn't running away from me. Here's to a good day for Hannah, for all of you. Love and hugs are heading your way...

    1 day ago
  • v DEBVNE
    Hannah is a beautiful young lady, you can sure tell she is your daughter. I love the photo you shared, her strength, youth, and Tammo (and all of her special people) will help her heal and gain back her strength and feeling. Physio (PT in the States) is tough work, good thing she is tougher. Has the clot been minimized? Sure praying for all of you...please give Tammo a tiny squeeze for me.
    4 days ago
  • v DEBVNE
    How powerful that our messages to one another crossed paths...deeper meaning in the spectrum of life for sure. Hooray for Hannah's progress, her youth will serve her well in therapy. Perrin died from a blood clot in his umbilical cord...when I heard about your sweet girl...no words. Just love and prayers. In my time of sadness I have learned the significance of the thoughtfulness of others, especially yours. Take care, my friend...gather courage and strength from those who care about all of you.
    5 days ago
  • v DEBVNE
    Oh friend, there really aren't words...how well you also know this. The joy that is Tammo and the complete devastation that Hannah's health could change in an instant. My prayers are that Hannah's strength, courage, and youth will help her heal. Courage sweet lady, I wrap you in an enormous hug!
    5 days ago
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