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8/30/14 3:44 P

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Name: 2014TODAY
Goals: Improve my health, lose weight, be more centered / peaceful
Weak point: Not being centered enough
Strong point: Truth seeker
Hobbies: Reading, biking, chatting with husband.
Status: Married
Activity: : I work part time with clients in the area of wellness / health
Extra: curious about the Dutch team





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BADGER352 SparkPoints: (6,505)
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7/1/14 2:00 A

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Hello everyone,
At the age of 45 I've decided for the first time ever to go on a diet. Quite a scary prospect really.
It's something I have never done before, but over the last 5 years the pounds slowly started to creep up and it's time to do something. After a life full of sport, an injury put an end to my sporting career about 15 years ago. Since then I have done nothing....
So saturday was my start dieting day and I started using the beginners video's on Jessicasmithtv. I have never done any sort of fitness workout, so I am bouncing around completely uncoordinated and feeling like a total idiot. Why can't my arms move in opposite direction of my legs? emoticon
But my aim is to loose 10 kilo's and do a 30 min. workout every morning.
My main dietary vice.... it's a bad one..... Coca Cola!

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5/27/14 5:48 P

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Hello everyone. I am Shana and I live in the United States with my husband who is Dutch. I have not been to Holland but I really hope to come visit as soon as we can. I have quite a bit of weight I want to lose and if I can learn Dutch on the way... so much better :)
Thanks,
Shana

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4/30/14 9:10 A

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Hello Everyone, I'm Rachel. I am a native of Virginia living in the small town of Druten for the last 14 years. I moved to the Netherlands because my Dutch husband could not move to the states as he has 2 children from his previous marriage. I like living here, but I'm glad that I can still keep in touch via internet emoticon I joined Spark People for the meal plans and calorie tracking...these things make it much easier to hold myself accountable!

Trouwens, als je een rasechte Nederlander bent, dan kun je gewoon in het Nederlands communiceren emoticon

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12/18/13 8:48 A

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Hi, I'm Ingrid. Living near Eindhoven. I'm too focused on food, what works against me in my weight loss journey. It would be nice to have some buddies on SP.

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5/21/12 4:22 A

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Nickname: Christina, I'm Dutch, living in the Netherlands.
Goals: To be 'sugarfree' (not eating refined sugar) for at least the next 6 weeks, to exercise frequently and to develop a healthy lifestyle.
Strong point: I don't smoke, don't drink coffee or black tea, hardly ever drink alcohol, I frequently do yoga and exercise, I usually like to experiment with new recipes and cooking
Weak point: A tendency to binge
Hobbies: reading, walking / biking in nature, massage, reiki, yoga
Marital status: Married




Edited by: CHRISTINASP at: 5/21/2012 (04:26)
Keep it simple.


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2/24/12 7:15 A

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Hi everybody,

new on this page as of today.
No idea how much I will be using this, but time will tell...
By the way: I'm dutch and living in the netherlands emoticon .
So able to use dutch or english, whatever you prefer.

Oh, my goal is to live in a healthy body, loosing weight is part of this. But as time flies, my pounds stay....

Do not turn back when you are almost at your goal!


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2/24/12 7:15 A

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Hi everybody,

new on this page as of today.
No idea how much I will be using this, but time will tell...
By the way: I'm dutch and living in the netherlands emoticon .
So able to use dutch or english, whatever you prefer.

Oh, my goal is to live in a healthy body, loosing weight is part of this. But as time flies, my pounds stay....

Do not turn back when you are almost at your goal!


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2/15/12 7:25 A

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Hi everyone, I'm a brit living in holland 30 years, my daughter was born here; am a single mum, and a few years ago diagnosed diabetic so have to take medication.. since that day my weight has been on a steady upwards roll..haha.. with the diabetic diet its hard to lose the weight.. so I've just recently discovered SP via Dr Oz & Oprah... so I'm new to all this and have still lots to discover on this site.. i had a good week but this last 2nd week i had a few days on zero.. I'm on a tight budget too which does not help.. not affording to go to a gym is a big setback.. i rely on 10 minutes video's from coach Nicole.. so its a little a time not a pound a week but maybe a pound a month.. but I'm so happy i found this site.. i wish all of you success in accomplishing your goals emoticon

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CHRISMELLOR's Photo CHRISMELLOR SparkPoints: (5,030)
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1/11/12 4:25 P

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Hi

Living near Den Haag, originally from the UK.

Aim is to loose 25kg and generally get a lot fitter (and lighter).

I travel a lot of work which gives me a few extra challenges but nothing that can't be worked out.



Chris:)


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12/13/11 7:12 P

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Hi, my name is Courtney. I am soon moving to the Netherlands because my husband is in the Air Force. I'm excited to learn about the culture, and I hope to find a way to keep up my healthy lifestyle. If there is any information on the Netherlands anyone would like to share that'd be great!

Courtney Nicole


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LADYMOOSENL's Photo LADYMOOSENL Posts: 138
11/10/11 3:49 A

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Hi everyone! I'm currently living in Rotterdam with my (Dutch) husband.

I am at David Lloyd gym in central Rotterdam pretty much everyday if anyone out there would like a workout buddy as much as I do (please message me!)

I'm trying to learn Dutch as well so if you're in the area and looking for a new friend, please let me know! :)

Beste,
Michelle

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it."~ Eat, Pray, Love


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10/25/11 2:33 P

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Hello all,

I speak both well in english and dutch. I am overweight, needing to loose quiet alot. Looking for motivational buddies aswell to share with on our weight loss journey together. My BMI is high and therefor wish to loose weight in steps. And hopefully at the end i will get there with sparkpeople and the people i will meet on the way,


Greetz Zace



~ Jessica ~
The Netherlands (GMT + 1)



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10/6/11 4:01 P

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Thanks to Karin for taking on the co-leader role. Hope you're all finding motivation to exercise in all the rain. It's not bothering me much, I just walk and bike in the 1/2 hour time periods that it stops. I do row in the rain though, although I've never had a downpour for the entire hour. Oh I take that back, one time I was out on a 3 hour row, and it must've rained for a good 2 hours before the skies finally ran out of water.

My name is Carolynne and I've been around Spark since 2007 or so. I've had 2 babies since, hence the absenses, but now I'm back to lose the weight I put on for good. I can't call it "baby weight" anymore, especially since my baby is walking around and speaking in full sentences. So no more excuses, off this weight comes!

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Be as you wish to seem - Socrates


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9/19/11 5:56 A

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Hi Guys,

I'm Karin an almost 30 ( emoticon ) year old from Rotterdam.
I'm, looking to lose about 20 kg. Eventhough i had THE best reason to lose weight.
I got married on August 17, i didn't lose any. LOL
So i decided that i just had to lose it now.
So here i am haha oh and i'm the new co-leader.



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MARLOUSCHKA Posts: 47
8/27/11 12:35 P

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Hoi allemaal!

Ik ben een 29-jarige juf, en wil graag 6 kilo afvallen voordat ik 30 wordt in Februari. Vroeger heb ik enorm geschommeld in gewicht, maar da's gelukkig al minder. Mijn grote zwakten zijn kaas (hoezo hollands? emoticon ) en wijntjes drinken.

Zie jullie op het forum! x

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6/25/11 2:16 P

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Hallo,

Ik ben Lisa en ben 18 jaar oud. Sorry dat ik Nederlands praat, maar dat gaat mij wat beter af. Nou ik ben nieuw op Sparkpeople en woon in Nederland. Dus vind het wel leuk om te zien dat er meerdere mensen uit Nederland hierop zitten. Ik heb besloten dat ik wil afvallen aangezien ik 1.59 ben en 100 weeg. Heb ik een BMI van 40.2 en dit is niet gezond. Heb mezelf altijd wijs gemaakt dat ik niet hoef af te vallen omdat er niks mis met mij is. Vind ik eigelijk nu nog steeds. Maar aangezien mensen zeggen dat ik toch echt te dik word wil ik gaan afvallen. Dit is niet alleen voor hun, maar ook zeke voor mijzelf. Ik zoek nog wat budies hier op SP. Het lijkt mij fijn om met mensen er over te kunnen praten.

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6/3/11 3:54 P

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Hi all,

My name is Sabrina, and is spite of what my username says I am in Maastricht. I joined SP a few years ago when I got an app for it, I registered to use the app, but never really used the app or the site.

Back in April, I was getting really frustrated with my weight and decided to give dieting another go ( it has been 4 years since my last diet!). Somehow looking for info I happened upon SP again and decided to use it fully this time.

My Dutch is niet goed, so sorry. I speak English, French and Spanish if you are in the area and would like to meet for a bike ride or walk please contact me!



" Live as if you were to die tomorrow and learn as if you were to live forever"
"Transform Yourself. Yourself"
"The strongest lever of all is will"






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5/18/11 6:57 P

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Hi there , i have lived in holland for the past 7 years, i am married and have 3 kids :) i live in the "randstad" would like to have some dutch buddies, if your born dutch or not dont matter :) I am Australian :) .

I believe

Start Weight: 116.5kg

1st Weight goal is for Weight 10% : 104.9 kg

2nd Weight goal is for : 100kg

3rd weight goal is for loosing Weight 20% : 93.2 kg

4th weight goal is for loosing weight 30% : 81.5 kg

5th weight goal is for loose weight 40% 69.9 kg

Goal Weight: 65 kg


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1/1/11 7:42 A

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Happy New Year to you all.

I am your new co-leader!

Please feel free to join the challenges.

Just plain challenges. Water, freggies, exercise or just chatting.

See you around.


Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

Ik ben jullie nieuw co-leader.

Sluit je aan bij een of meer van de uitdagingen. Heel gewone zoals water drinken, fruit eten, sporten of gewoon chatten.

Tot ziens!

Every season has its charm.


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10/18/10 8:20 A

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Hi, I'm Beth. I recently moved to Rotterdam from Kodiak, AK, US. I'd love to meet others in the area, if there is anyone here in Rotterdam, especially if you have toddlers. My kids would love some new playmates.

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6/25/10 3:24 P

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Hi,
I am new in this group, joined SP a few weeks ago, and decided to join some groups just now. I am french live in the Netherlands for 8 years now. for 1.5 months now i try to change my lifestyle completely by changing my eating habits, eating portions, and doing sport frequently, so that i can feel better, and of course reach a healthy weight. I'll have a look around now and see what are the activities of this group

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5/18/10 10:45 A

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Hi there! Im Emily and I want to lose weight so I feel healthier and so that I can fit in normal sized clothes. I have about 35 pounds to lose. I am lazy so that is a weakness. And my love for chocolate and red wine makes weight loss difficult. But I like to run, so Im doing the C25K program (currently in week 4). When I am not wrangling teeagers at school I like to read, play with my dog, make jewelry and cook.

One door closes and another one opens.


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5/6/10 8:15 A

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Name: Saskia
Nickname: Elysandra
Goals:
- Lose weight to feel and be healthier
- Be able to shop for normal sized clothing for the first time in years (size 42)
- Feel confident about my body enough to stop wearing a bathing suit and start wearing a bikini
- Stop the urges for crisps and liquorice
Strong point: I love swimming and am addicted to cooking witch helps in making healthy meals out of even casseroles
Hobbies: going out, reading, gaming on and offline, painting and other creabea stuff
Extra: starting with a degree in psychology next year after finishing my SPW this year, intensifying my great and loving relationship with my boyfriend.

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JESSICA-MAXINE's Photo JESSICA-MAXINE Posts: 7
3/29/10 7:06 P

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Hello everyone! While I don't live in Amsterdam my great grandparents did until they moved to Canada. I am 3/4 Dutch and hoping that was enough to be a part of the group ;)

Well, I started SP because I have a wedding in 74 days. I'm trying to lose about 16lbs before then. After that I just want to be healthy and active.

I think that my weakness is exercise. I struggle especially in the winter time. I have just decided that I want to start running. I have made a plan and will start it this Sunday. I am excited to be getting in shape and to be able to actually run a mile. (I have never been able to do that in under 10 minutes) So, lots of changes in the future and I am so excited!!!

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1/30/10 9:35 A

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Name: Natasja
Goals: I want to be healthier and feel better. Oh, and I want to start training for a 5k!
Weak point: I have some trouble eating the right foods. I love fruit. It's vegetables that I have a problem with, to be honest. I don't like most of them. But I (try to) eat them anyway.
Strong point: That's a tough one. I actually LIKE to exercise. I guess that's a strong point.
Hobbies: acting, music, exercising, doing fun stuff with friends or my boyfriend.
Extra: getting my VWO-diploma this year, so I'm going off to college next year. Already excited about that! And I've been together with my amazing boyfriend for over 2 years now.

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1/6/10 3:45 P

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Hi everybody.

My name is Jorien. I am Dutch and I live in the Netherlands.
My goal for this year is to get rid of the last 10 kilo's. I am not sure if it will work out, because I find myself slacking on the exercise. Especially with all the snow right now.
But I am starting portion control again and adding fruit to the plate.
So we'll see what happens.

Cheers,
Jorien

(it's strange to think this is the only group where people can actually understand my nickname :))

It's all about loving yourself enough to take care of your body.


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1/4/10 10:01 P

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If you don't recognize the topic line, it's a lyric to a Grateful Dead song, one of my favourite bands. :)

Hello!

I'm Sarah, originally from Long Island, NY. I live in the Netherlands and teach at an American school. I've struggled with weight for my whole life. I'm stuck at my "weight-barrier" - it's the weight I've yet to conquer! So...while I'm the thinnest I've been in years...I'm certainly not there yet! I'm here for help!

I hope to meet some kind and motivating people on this website to help kick my butt into high gear. I run a weight loss competition at my school and I need to live what I preach to my fellow teachers!

Thanks for reading :)

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10/11/09 2:31 P

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Hi there! My name is Pauline. I am living in the Netherlands. Joined Sparkpeople recently because of the FIRMbelievers team. I have been exercising at home with FIRM workouts for about 3 years now and deceided to take it up a notch. Hmpff, I really need to lose about 25 pounds! The challenges in the FIRMbelievers team are very inspiring to me so I am quite sure I will succeed.
I was very suprised to discover a Dutch team here and simply had to join you people!
I am 47 y/o, married, studying Biology (masters).

Edited by: SHRINKASIZE at: 10/11/2009 (14:32)
Pauline

I want to be the best me I can be!


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Hi! I'm Manon. Originally Dutch, but I haven't lived there for 12 years. At the moment, we're living in Bangkok, Thailand, but we'll probably move within the next 12 months.

My goal is to loose a total of 22 kg, and especially get fit and healthy.

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7/15/09 6:52 A

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Hello everyone in the Dutch team. I'm Melinda an American living in the Netherlands for 9 years now with my Dutch husband and our 2 girls. I started gaining after moving here in 2000 and now the weight has to go.
My Goal:Lose 70 pounds by this time next year.
Weak point: Snacking all the time.
Strong point: I love working out. Yeah Zumba and Turbo Jam
Hobbies: Walking, reading and gardening
Status: Married, A stay at home mom with 2 girls.
Activity: Working out while my baby's napping, Walk away the pounds with Leslie Sansone (DVD), Zumba (DVD), Turbo jam (DVD) and Biking, don't even own a car and prond of it.
Extras: Hoping to gain control over my body again and get great tips from this team on how to apply this sparks site in a Dutch environment. Which is not always easy. As most of you know.

Groetjes, Melinda

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Hi Everyone,

I live in Canada and my partner is Dutch. I have been trying to learn Dutch for the past 10 months I am getting much better I understand alot now but I still have a hard time speaking and writing.

We went to the Netherlands for 4 weeks in the winter and I learnt a bit while there. But mostly he translated for me. I am also taking a course in the fall. Also his mother is coming from the Netherlands in 1 week and staying with us for 3 weeks so I can practice my Dutch with her.

I thought it might be neat to join this group. I am also on a weight loss journey and have about 20 pounds to go! I love food it is my favorite thing in the entire world. It is the topic I talk and think about most days but I have strong willpower when I want to so I am hoping I can kick butt and lose the weight.

Is anyone else here from Canada?
Alicia

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7/7/09 7:52 A

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Hi, My name is Petra(fying (lol) and I'm a dutch woman living in Amsterdam. I've spent a lot of time with english speakers, so much so that I consider myself bi-lingual. I am a bit strange because of my Asperger's syndrome. To quote the Rivella commercial: Een beetje vreemd, maar wel lekker. (A bit strange, but good (tasty) non the less.

Strong point: I tend to get a little obsessed, when I really go for something.
Weak point: I tend to get overwhelmed by the bigger picture. I have to remember to break things down in to manageable chunks.

I started my weight loss journey in 2005, but I couldn't join Spark people then, because before it was free you needed a credit card to join from oversees. I didn't find out that it was free, until I finally got my credit card earlier this year. I have lost a total of more than 50 pounds, and only have about 10 pounds left to lose. Unfortunately those are the hardest to lose.

I am looking for a Spark buddy, preferably from/in the Netherlands, because of challenges specific to this country, one of them being, that a lot of things used in american recipes are not available here.

Sorry for making this such a big post. I am looking forward to becoming part of the team.

Love, Petra aka missfying

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6/24/09 8:42 A

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Hi, Paul here - Brit living in Holland. I am a runner (marathons & half-marathons) looking to lose weight to improve health & fitness. Srong point - lots of time behind computer to stay on top of my nutrition & fitness trackers. Weak point - getting off track due to business trips & holidays with over-eating & no exercise!

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5/21/09 11:56 A

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Hoihoi iedereen
My name is Ida and at the moment I live in Curacao. My goal is to lose 15 kg (started 78 kg)
I'm also hoping to find a buddy.




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HEYAMADEUS's Photo HEYAMADEUS Posts: 5
5/4/09 12:20 P

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Name: Kirstin -- from Breda originally, now living in New Hampshire, USA
Goals: lose 20 kilos by December
Weak point: I'm kind of an emotional eater and because I am a busy college student I hardly have time to exercise or really watch what I eat since I have to get my meals at a dining hall
Strong point: I've got a lot of motivation! And I will be living in Utrecht for the summer and every time I go back to NL I lose at least 5 kilo...
Hobbies: Reading, writing, studying, dancing
Status: Single
Activity: Student at a University studying English
Extra: hi :)

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hi,
i'm gibaby!
i live in voorburg and was hoping to get a weight loss buddy.
i exercise when i'm free but there hardly free times.
i'm loooking to loss about 15kg.

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4/22/09 2:51 P

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Name: Sarah
Goals:Lose a total of 60-70 lbs by the end of this year
Weak point: Love to sit around a read, need to get out more
Strong point: I have been really good with following the diet and I love to cook healthy foods.
Hobbies: Reading, history, travel
Status: Married with three kids
Activity: : I am in school full time for a history degree
Extra: Lived in Volkel for 4 years and loved every minute of it. Moved back to America in November and am really missing Holland!

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Goedemiddag dames en heren (?)
I'm not sure how many of you actually speak dutch so because I don't want to be rude, I'll write this in english. My name is Karin, I was born in Rotterdam and left Holland for the first time in 1994. I moved to New Zealand and worked and lived on the cruise ships in the States/Caribbean/Mexico for a couple of contracts. In 1998 I resided permanently in New Zealand. I got married in 2003 and had my beautiful twins nearly two years ago in May 2007. Last October we moved to Australia where we are setting up a new life. I need to lose 21 kilo's. I've lost 11 now but still have a long way to go. Nice to see that there is a dutch team. I had no idea until today. ( I'm a member of SP since early Feb ) Nice to "meet" you all.

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Hallo allemaal!
I am coming to join the dutch team!

Name: Carina
Goals: Lose 60 kilograms in the end, but at first let's start with 30 , before we try for our third child next year. I want to get fit and healthy and ultimately, run a small triathlon.
Weak point: eveyrthing chocolate, and always giving up
Strong point: I love to try new recipes to cook healthier, I am motivated in a lot of ways
Hobbies: Travel! I am a travel agent and also a text writer, si travel and writing are my main hobbies. I also like to cook, go out with friends to eat out or to movies. spend time with husband and children. and TRAVEL! again.
Status: Married to Erik, mom of 2 wonderful boys aged 3 and 1, and hoping for a third child next year maybe.
Activity: : Not much sporting yet, but I want to get moving now that the weather is better
Extra: I live in Raamsdonksveer in a new home and I am enjoying it very much!

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Hallo!

Name: Courtney, American living in Delft
Goals: lose 58 kilos by next summer
Weak point: slacking off, not drinking water
Strong point: I've lost 32 kilos in the past... unfortunately gained most of it back. But I know I'm capable of doing it.
Hobbies: reading, studying Dutch
Status: in a relationship with Dutch man (reason I moved here 3 years ago)
Activity: : Substitute teacher, finishing up my degree
Extra: looking forward to getting and giving motivation and help!

"I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it? " - Richard Bach
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Hi , I'm an English speaker from down under, now living in the Netherlands for 7 years but still my Dutch isn't very good because I work with English speakers. I'm trying to get fit and lose a little weight to be more healthy. But I'm finding the food tracker quite hard to use in the Netherlands - I have to enter the details for so many foods from the packets - takes a long time so I hope some of you can help.

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Hello I'm Esther. I have some Dutch in me from my mom's side of the family. I'm an adoptee also. My birth sir name was Woolverton.

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hi canadian woman,

alot off canadians are part dutch.
do you have more family in holland??
greetz cynthia

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hoi allemaal!!
ik ben cynthia en woon in utrecht!!
ik ben hier online om beter in mijn figuur te verbeteren. ik ben 177 lang en weeg 70 kilo.
Ik ben een emotionele eter.
het belangrijkste voor me is dat laatste beetje te perfectioneren.
nou doei cynthia

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ok - I'm Canadian. But I've got the dutch connection with my mom and dad. Here's hoping that's enough... ;)

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Thanks! I'll be sure to ask if I have any questions :)

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Hi Jennifer,
Welcome at the Dutch Team!
Nice to hear that you are moving to the Netherlands!
If you love biking, you can really enjoy yourself here!
If you have any questions about the Netherlands and of course the strange Dutch food, please let me know! Maybe I can be of any help!

Bye, Mamaite (Rose)

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Name: Jennifer
Goals: Lose 10-20 pounds, and feel more energenic :)
Weak point: Pop, and cake T-T
Strong point: I enter in the food journal almost daily :) And I am doing more exercise!
Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, biking, and Travel!
Status: In a relationship.
Activity: : I am just about to move to the Netherlands, so I don't know what job I will have. But I'm sure I will get in a lot of walking, to look around and see the sights :)
Extra: I am so excited to be moving to the netherlands in November. I can't wait! I hope that I will be doing even more exercise :)


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Hi Lilacspecs,
Welcome!!!
It's really difficult to translate the American names for different food into Dutch. I have the problem the other way around when I'm reading the recipes here.
And Yes: Lean Ground Beef is Filet American.
(Hope you don't feel too lost in your local Supermarket!) If you have any questions please feel free to ask! emoticon

Kind regards,
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Hallo iedereen. Ik ben een Amerikaans maar ik woon in Belgi al 8 manden. Ik zie geen Belg groep, daarom ben ik hier.
I'm going to continue in english because it's easier for me to type faster. I joined this group so that I could practice Dutch and also because some of the foods here are harder for me to judge against what's listed here. For instance, lean ground beef...is that the same as filet Americain? So anyway, hello and I hope it's okay for me to join here.

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Okay, Rose, the new thread is there, nr. 2.
So we stop going on this thread.
Talk to you on the new thread!!!

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Hi Joke,
The 2nd looks nice to me! Need some motivation the last couple of days!
Lots of birthdays and other things to celebrate, so a lot of cake and candy around at the moment!
That's really hard for me!!!!

Regards, Rose emoticon

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HI Rose,

How about :

1. Just Girl Talk

2. Our Weekly Motivation Talk

3. How are you doing??

4. Let's do it together

So far that's it!!!

Bye, Joke

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Hi Joke,
Mmmm, that's difficult. Let me think about it!
Let's see who comes back with something first!

Best regards,
Rose

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Hello Rose, we need to find a name for our new thread.
I am already thinking, but cannot come up with something catching.
Maybe you will. It can be in Dutch or English.
I'll get back to you soon.
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Hi Joke,
By the way: irl my name is Rosalie but everyone calls me Rose.
I'm living in Oud-Beijerland. So that's very close to Spijkenisse. The town of Spijkenisse has changed a lot over the past few years. Sadly enough not all the changes where so positive. Lot of youth gangs and criminality. It is just getting better now.
Love to set up a new thread with you!
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It's not nessecary for me to make it private. Maybe we will find more people from our (former) region to join us! (Hoe meer zielen, hoe meer vreugde...)
Hope to hear from you soon!!!
Have a nice day! (I'm going to bed now: It's 22:00)

Bye! emoticon
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Hello Mamaite,
Nice to hear you live close to where I used to live. Was there last in 2004 and it has changed a lot. I lived in Spijkenisse from 1973-1985 and it was really small town then.
Maybe we can set up a new thread and have a weekly talk.
What do you think about that. We can also do it in private, if you prefer that.
Let me know what you like.
Have a great day!!
Joke(ms)

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Hi Everybody!
Although this is the Dutch team, I'm writing my message in English, so it's readable for everyone. (And it's a great way to improve my English)
My real name is Roos and I'm a 34 year old Mum of one.
The hardest thing for me is to stop snacking and start exercising.
I know how to loose weight (mention a diet and I did it) but the hardest thing for me is too maintain it.

Hope to hear from you soon!

ps. Joke, I live very close to Spijkenisse.

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Hallo, mijn naam is Joke , ik ben nederlandse, maar woon al jaren in USA. Sinds bijna 5 jaar aan de zuid Oregon kust.
Ik ben bij sparkpeople voor enkele jaren nu, mijn gewicht gaat heel langzaam naar beneden, maar het is er ook heel langzaam aangekomen.
Ik doe veel exercise, wateraerobics, curves en wandelen.
Ik ben geboren in Rotterdam, en heb daarna in Spijkenisse gewoond.
Misschien is er iemand die bij mij in de buurt heeft gewoond of nu in Oregon woont.
Hoop iets te horen.
Groetjes


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Ha team holland!
Ik ben pas nieuw dus ben nu rustig aan de eerste fase begonnen. Ik heb me wel bij het team aangemeld, maar ik denk dat ik de eerste tijd vooral de site zal gaan verkennen.
Maar toch wou ik graag even zeggen: hallo allemaal! Ik hoop jullie binnenkort wat beter te leren kennen.

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Hoi hoi,

Ik hoop dat het goed gaat met iedereen. Ik ben nu 3 weken aan het afvallen met SP, ik ben in de "gezonde zone" maar ik wil nog een stuk of 4 kilos kwijt.
Ik woon dicht bij Den Haag en ik werk in de Thuiszorg. Ik ga trouwen in 2 weken. Wij hebben geen kinderen en geen huisdieren.


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Hello Everyone. This is my 3rd day here on SP & so far, so good. The novelty is starting to wear off now though so I need to keep up my motivation for the long run. I live in A'dam but am originally from Chgo, IL. I have 2 little boys who've taken their toll on my figure but I can't blame them for everything because they didn't actually force me to eat cake or anything. But I ate it (lots of it, in fact) and now I'm here. I look forward to chit chatting and losing a lot of weight with you all.

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Hey allemaal!

Zijn er mensen die aan JUDDD doen? Zit zelf in Arnhem.

Groetjes

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Hi I'm Mel, been on sparkpeople for about a week now, and I'm feeling pretty good. My main goal is to be healthier - I'd let things go a bit. I want to get into shape and have been enjoying doing exercise for the first time in ages. Hopefully I'll be able to keep it up!


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Welcome! You should be able to find stability balls at large sporting goods stores like Perry Sport or Decathlon (service isn't always great, but if you most shop personnel speak English and can help you find something, if you can find them!). If you go to the Telefoongids online (http://www.detelefoongids.nl/), search for natuurvoeding in Amsterdam, you'll get a list of the organic food stores (plus some vitamin supplement places). The Noordermarkt has an organic market on Saturdays, as does the Nieuwmarkt. And in the east side there's a small daily market on the van Esterenlaan. There may be others but I'm an east end girl. There's a large expat community here and stores that specialize in American and English products that we miss. Let me know if you're having trouble finding something.


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Hello,
I am so glad there is a group for us who are in the Netherlands. I have moved to Amsterdam from the U.S. near Chicago, Illinois in August 2007. I have had trouble finding health food stores and exercise equipment such as stability balls and weights. Can anyone tell me where I could purchase such equipment? I am having trouble reading the labels on stuff I buy. I was big on my diet back in Illinois. We ate healthy just a little too much. But I will say that I have never walked more in my life. And that is a really good change for me. I am pretty sure come this summer I will lose at least 10 lbs just from walking. It has been really cold her but I still walk on average about 4 miles a day. On weekends it is about 10 miles. I love this place just having trouble finding things and I have no friends or anyone to talk to as of yet. So I have no one to ask questions about the health stuff. Sooo happy to be joining your lovely group.

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Hallo allemaal, ik ben Saskia en ben blij om eindelijk wat te doen aan de pondjes die er langzaam maar zeker over de jaren zijn bijgekomen... I am dutch but have been in Canada for 11 years now.
My goal is to lose 25 pounds. I play on a soccer team and am not the fastest any more, I am sure this will improve once I drop some weight.
I will just have to stop the snack attacks, leave the cookies for the kids and drink a beer just every now and then.
Good luck everyone!

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Don't be to harsh on yourself. There are always moments like birthdays, official holidays and the regular holidays where you can be a little less severe with yourself. That is perfectly normal as long as we manage to control the portions. Good luck and I agree they are not bad at all but there is another brand I like more and that one is Kwekkeboom and those of Van Dobben.

Edited by: KITCHENPRINCESS at: 3/18/2008 (03:41)
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Hello, I was born in Amsterdam, live in Canada. Go back maybe once or twice a year. Plan another visit in May/June. Have to find the strength to avoid the kroketten van de Febo, and the haringen. And..European soccer cup will be starting soon.

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat. "We're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," replied the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

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Hi D3anna,

I am so happy you are joining the team.
I have joined recently too.
Good luck on your goals.
With SP you are going to make it.
It is a way of life that is easy to follow although the road is bumpy (read: emotional).

Love to read from you soon!!

Fijne dag!!

Every season has its beauty.

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Hallo allemaal!

I'm originally from Florida, I married a Dutchie and have lived here now for a little over 6 years. I am a Dutch citizen now, I'm fluent in the language but still more comfortable writing in English!

I'm happy that there is a Dutch group, it's nice to know that there are others here!

My goals are to lose about 18kg and work out at the gym 4-5 times a week. So far I'm down 6 kilos!!

Strong points: I enjoy working out once I get into a routine. I do my best to keep a positive attitude.

Weak points: I'm good at making excuses to eat something I'm not supposed to. I'm also an emotional eater.

Hobbies: Travel, photography, painting.


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Hello to all!
I couldn't believe it.
A Dutch team.
Great.
Live in NL.
Feel free to check my sparkpage!!!

Every season has its beauty.

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Hya All,

I'm Mjos , from Amsterdam, plan is to loose about 25 k's and start running again. This years goal: run the dam-tot-dam.

Strong point: lots :) : healthy, the gym, motivated
Weak point: emotion eater :(



 
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Hallo mensen.
I recently joined SP and like it a lot.
My name is Cora and I live in Canada since 1999.
Need to loose another 50 lbs (ongeveer 23 kilo)
I hope to find lots of inspiration with SP.
I have an adoring husbund and a wonderful 12 year old daughter.
Hope to talk to you all lots.
groetjes Cora

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Hallo mensen... groetjes uit Aruba !!

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I'm not really new, but I've returned after a long absence. Sadly, nothing has changed re: my weight, but *I* haven't changed it so it's no big surprise.

I hope there are still active members here, I'd like to get going again and would love the support.

My name is Renee, I live in Arnhem, I'm 39 years old and I'm originally from the States. I've lived in NL since 1994 though, so I speak Dutch in case anyone wants a Dutch-American buddy :)

I'm going to get some shopping lists sorted and at least put in some kind of effort this week to get started. I'll face the scale in the morning as well. Have to start somewhere...

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Welcome Arwen. I'm sure you will be able to get the support you need at SP. This team has been a bit inactive for the last few months, so maybe we can get it going again.

Like you, I'm not good on denying myself but I have found it helpful to use the food tracker every day and record everything. It helps to see the real cost of eating three cookies (or a package) instead of one. Note that it's instead of one, not none. Allowing myself a treat in moderation works much better than denial, at least for me. Perhaps it will for you too.

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Hiya everybody, I'm just now trying to get back to using Sparkpeople and thought that joining a team might help.

I'm Arwen, live in Wageningen. I've always been moderately overweight (bmi of 28-30), but I used to be fairly fit. Fitness 3 times a week, horse riding, etc. Sadly pretty much the entire year 2007 was stolen by a severe hernia, and I've spent the best part of summer and autumn in bed or pottering around at home, hazy from the meds, depressed, and comfort eating.

I had my hernia surgery on November 6, so I'm just starting to become well enough to pick up exercising, but right now I'm having a lot of trouble. It's hard to motivate myself to exercise because it doesn't make me feel good (like it used to) just exhausted and sore.

Plus I need to beat the comfort eating thing.

I want to loose 24 kilo, long term. First goal is 8 kilo.

Strong points: I love exercising (because it has noticable results)
Weak points: I have no willpower whatsoever, and I live above a supermarket. Also, I love sweets (chocolate). If I feel like I deny myself things and 'do my best' and I don't get any results, I get frustrated and demotivated.

Loosing weight has always been incredibly difficult for me - I don't yo-yo like some people, I just don't loose anything in the first place. That's made me decide that my primary goal is getting fitter and eating healthier, and after that comes weightloss. At least I know it's possible to get results with the getting fit, so that makes it easier with motivation.

I am in a long distance relationship with somebody in the UK.

Anyway, I'll be around, and if anyone has advice about exercise and eating after a long period of non-activity and chocolate eating, by all means.

Cheers,
Arwen

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Merci Haarajot ! emoticon

 
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Soyez bienvenu!

"May God bless and keep you always ( ... )

May you stay forever young."

- Bob Dylan -


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I'm Tibi,
I live near The Hague,
My goals are keep the weight down, get that junk food cravings under control, get enough sleep, and get back in shape.
I'm pretty lazy and I always find a good excuse to delay the workouts till it's too late to do them.
I love the LOTR movies, THE SIMS games (I make them do their workout and I just stay sitting behind my computer, isn't THAT bad ?), reading.
I'm working in the Thuiszorg.
I live next to a park, and when I get myself go for a run there, it's really a reward in itself...just have to get going emoticon

 
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10/8/07 4:19 A

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Name: Rob
Goals: Lose 20 kilos and improve my overall condition.
Weak point: Starting over again every 2 weeks, not 'sticking to the program'
Strong point: Love dance mat games like DDR and Dancing Stage, have a professional metal pad at home.
Hobbies: reading, hosting a radio show and World of Warcrack.
Status: Single and looking
Activity: Employed as an IT software tester. Yep, I'm the stereotypical geek, and proud of it!
Extra: Help me stick to the plan!

* My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. ~Orson Welles
* Never eat more than you can lift. ~Miss Piggy



 
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9/27/07 12:42 P

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Welcome Dutcheck!

"May God bless and keep you always ( ... )

May you stay forever young."

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TREANIR Posts: 23
9/25/07 2:25 P

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Hey allemaal.

Name: DutchECK,
Goals: Lose weight (10 kilos) and get stronger.
Weak point: Snacking in front of the TV, liking the pub.
Strong point: The gym. Have been going religiously for nine months now.
Hobbies: Music, films, books.
Activity: : Trainee English teacher

 
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FOSKED's Photo FOSKED Posts: 38
9/9/07 3:39 P

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Ik ben al een tijdje op de lijst, maar ik wil mijn koudwatervrees nu overwinnen, dus hierbij. Ik woon al 9 jaar in Amsterdam, maar ben in Canada opgegroeid met nederlandse ouders. We always spoke English at home, so it is my first language, but I try to make a point of speaking/writing Dutch when I can. Ook om het te verbeteren. Dus neem me niet kwalijk als ik het hier ook af en toe doe. --- Foske

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INDIEDEZZ's Photo INDIEDEZZ Posts: 1,323
7/16/07 7:41 A

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Hey, welcome! There are a couple of us here originally from the states so no worries. My Dutch is quite bad but getting better by the day! ;) What city are you living in?

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VICKYBABYDOLL Posts: 72
7/16/07 6:06 A

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I am originally from the United States. I will be here for only one year, and then I will go back to the US. I do not speak Dutch yet, and haven't exactly had any clue on how to meet people and make those connections. I just recently had the courage to take the train on my own and ask people for help. I'm not the kind of person who is comfortable just walking up to someone and talking to them. It's a brand new experience, since this is my first trip out of the US ever.

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7/16/07 6:00 A

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Welcome to the group leeann, glad you joined us. Where are you originally from? Will you be here for only 1 year them?

I know moving here and not having any friends kinda sucks, but it does get better. You just need to make some connections and meet some people. Looking forward to gettiing to know you and if you have any questions you can spark mail me anytime :)

Penny



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� Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself. �

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7/16/07 5:43 A

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Name: Leeann
Goals: eat healthy, exercise, get in shape for my wedding next summer.
Weak point: Stroopwafels! :)
Strong point: I love to exercise!
Hobbies: Exercising, friends (although I don't really have any at the moment), reading, movies, etc.
Status: engaged. just this week!
Extra: I just moved to Groningen the beginning of June to work as an au pair for 1 year. I don't know many people, and have no weight loss support network to look to. I don't know anyone at all here. It makes it hard to stay focused. I'd like to connect with other people close by..

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7/2/07 6:30 A

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Name: Penny
Goals: Eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis. Don't feel like I am on a diet but rather incorporate lifestyle changes.
Weak point: Too hard on myself and I get stressed if I am not doing good. Sweets are always a VERY week point.
Strong point: Determined to live healthier and feel better and I know I can do it. I know how it feels to be responsible for that :)
Hobbies: Movies, friends, reading.
Status: Married
Activity: : I have a teaching degree but I am currently looking for a part time job. First choice is anything with kids, second choice is anything that makes me money and I don't hate.
Extra: I am really glad we have all joined the dutch team. I am glad to get to know alot of you and I am looking forward to getting to know all the newbies.







"Do or do not!...There is no try." Yoda, Star Wars

� Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself. �

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6/20/07 3:28 P

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Nickname: Haarajot

Goals:
1. Lower weight and BMI. Medium term goal 95 kilograms (209 lbs) and BMI 35.
2. Keep my diabetes in tight control.
3. Feeling great.
To reach weight loss & tight diabetes control I'm doing the Atkins Nutritional Approach!
To feel great I also:
- fight staying up late
- exercise

Strong point: I am determined.
Weak point: It's hard for me to lose, which is why I am rereading the New Diet Revolution to see if I overlooked things.

Hobbies: surfing the internet, that's how I stumbled into SP; reading (for instance Tolkien, James Clavell, Edward Rutherfurd); watching Star trek episodes; gardening; needlecraft.

Status: 57 yr old widow for 9 yrs; 3 grown children, two are married, the other (the eldest) marries next year

Activity: I'm an activity organiser in a home for elderly people

Extra: I am a Christian

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6/19/07 3:50 P

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Name: Althea

SP-ID: rosietwobears

Goals: lose 45 kg and get my health back on track. i have fibromyalgia, advanced osteoarthritis in my spine due to a car wreck, and PCOS. the last thing i need is diabetes or something on top of the rest!

Weak pt: consistency. like damanique, i have strong emotions (and personally some icky mood shifts and swings that accompany the fact) so just as i am never a little angry but rather enraged, and never happy but elated and blissful i can also never have a day where i just go a little off my diet... when i fall off the wagon i fall hard. another weak point is that due to health issues i am limited with exercise options.

Strong pt: i know my weak points and cope with them fairly well. also i love to expiriment in the kitchen so making low calorie version of old favorites isnt too much hassle.

Hobbies: reading (preferably chuck pahlaniuhk, margret atwood, david eddings or stephen king) and writting trite poetry

Status: married for almost 16 yrs! we have 2 kids (15 and 12), 4 cats, 2 cavias and 2 goldfish

Activity: im not working at the moment. i try and be active by getting on ye olde hometrainer daily and walking with hubby in the evenings. swimming is another one i love but alas dont do very often.

Extra: im 34 yrs old and ive been in NL since nov. 92. im also on the complete opposite end of the spiritual spectrum as uniflame as im a Jehovah's Witness.
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everything looks nicer in kilos

SW: 287.7 lbs/130.5 kg
CW: 275.8 lbs/125.1 kg
GW: 187.4 lbs/ 85.0 kg



 
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6/19/07 5:49 A

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Name: Bente
Nickname: Fazznet
Goals: Become healthier, sleep more and weigh 65 kilos (143 pounds) as a first goal
Weak point: working out
Strong point: my enthousiasm
Hobbies: reading, movies, computers, shopping
Status: living together with bf
Activity: I work at a marketing consultancy office and my function is panelmanager and database manager.
Extra: I mostly post at office hours, at home I cook or watch tv :)

Edited by: FAZZNET at: 6/19/2007 (05:49)
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Okay, here we go!

Name: Daniëlle
Nickname: Damanique
Birthdate: November 19, 1983

Goals: lose weight (obviously!), increase self-esteem, develop more self-discipline and motivation, be happier with myself, develop a healthy lifestyle and not just a temporary diet.

Strong point: Determination. I'm just really stubborn and once I choose to do something and commit to it I won't let go. Even if I keep falling down and failing, I'll get up. It may take me a long time, but I'm a survivor and I will never give up on myself.

Weak point: sensitive/strong emotions. I have a hard time keeping my emotions in control, when they are often strong and can change quickly. I'm not really at peace with myself at all. Someone once told me that my sensitivity was a gift I should use to help myself and others, but that I have only experienced it as a negative factor in my life... and this is mostly true.
However, what will get in the way of my weight loss goals the most is mostly a lack of self-discipline and procrastination. ^_^;;

Hobbies: I watch anime, read manga; I like writing and drawing creatively but I haven't been doing that much lately. I love Dance Dance Revolution which I actually use for my cardio training, but it's just so much fun!

Work/Education: I'm currently studying Grafimediatechnology in Rotterdam, which is kind of like Information Technology only with less programming and more media. I'm going into my (hopefully) final year soon. In any case, I'm interested in computers, hardware/software, programming, webdevelopment and webdesign. :)

Status: oh wait, you mean marital status? I'm single. XD And I don't know if I'm looking... I'm just so busy lately!

Extra: when prompted to talk about myself I will always talk too much... XD

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6/18/07 4:50 P

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Ik doe het in het Nederlands. Tenslotte zijn we het nederlandse team

Mijn naam is Tess.
Mijn SP-naam POEKSTER is de naam van mijn kat (die nu in de kattenhemel is)
Mijn doel is bijna de helf van mijn oorspronkelijke lichaamsgewicht verliezen. Ik ben nu over de helft en ben meer dan 30 kilo kwijt
Mijn sterkste punt is dat ik van oorsprong sportief ben en van "zweten" houdt. Ik geef niet snel op.
Mijn zwakste punt is dat ik erg van zoet en bitter houdt en geen beheersing heb over mijn dropconsumptie.
Mijn hobbies zijn SF/Fantasie (metname boeken en films), Ik ben een trekkie en een Terry Pratchet fan. Ik speel hockey en ben dol op sport.
Voor diegenen die het nog niet wisten: Ik ben advocaat.
Ik ben single (or maried to my job)
Ik ben een Rooms Katholiek die de kaart legt, heilig gelooft in het kleine volk en moeder natuur ;)

Edited by: POEKSTER at: 6/19/2007 (16:00)
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6/18/07 4:49 P

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Name: Cynni
Goals: Lose between 5 - 10 more kilos, continueing with eating healthy and exercising. Making this into a lifestyle instead of a diet.
Weak point: Drinking enough water, getting fruits in
Strong point: Staying within calorie range, my dancing classes
Hobbies: LARP, DnD, watching anime, reading (manga & fantasy books), cooking, dancing, playing computer games,.
Status: Living together with BF with cats and a doggie.
Activity: Working with disabled childeren, will graduate in september, doing a course in Reiki & aura & chakra healing, voulenteering at anime conventions, co-organising a LARP with friends.
Extra: I am pegan and I really like to read tarot cards and explore other spiritual areas.

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6/18/07 4:45 P

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Goed idee!

Name: Dezz
Goals: Lose 40lbs by Dec. 17. I'm going to visit my family in America for Christmas and I want to blow them away!
Weak point: Procrastination (specifically exercise)
Strong point: Love healthy eating & cooking!
Hobbies: graphic design, fashion illustration
Status: Engaged
Activity: : I work from home as a web designer.
Extra: We can do this!

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6/18/07 4:38 P

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Name: Lisak,
Goals: Lose 20 kilos and become healthier.
Weak point: Inconsistency
Strong point: my step class
Hobbies: photography and writing.
Status: Married, 3 children
Activity: : I am a teacher, but at the moment I work in an office.
Extra: I am looking forward to hear from you!!!


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6/18/07 4:35 P

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Please introduce yourself by mentioning your name or nickname; goals; your strong and weak point which will help you or might delay the achievement of your weight loss goal; hobbies; status, activity and anything extra you would like to share :o)


Never give in, never in nothing, great or small, large or petty, never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense" Sir Winston Churchill
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