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Hello Everybody! My name is Dagmar and I am an almost 24 years old nurse from Germany.

All my life I have been fit and within the healthy weight range until, even during and after my pregnancy. Until June 2009 when my Mother died and my whole world broke into pieces. She was my best friend and in order to find comfort I started eating and gave up exercising. Instead of going biking or jogging I would eat tons of sweets and carbohydrates and wash it down with gallons of soda. I did not feel guilty. I needed comfort and food gave it to me. After my Mom's death I spent first 4 weeks exclusively at home, walking around wearing pyjamas and eating.

First shock occured to me in August 2009 when I decided it was time to go out more and wanted to wear my jeans. They did not fit so I stepped on the scale to see the whopping 80 kilos. Two months, 15 kilos more. Unfortunately I quickly "forgot" about it. My body craved more carbs and I would not refuse.

From then on I successively put on kilo by kilo, finally reaching 90. And now it is high time I did something about it. For me, my kid... I am a single mother but I never suffered because of it. I have always lived my life to the fullest which I am still going to be doing. But slim and healthy again. I would also like to start dating. It is not a priority but why don't I give it a go :)

I hope i will find some great friends here who will support me on my way to a healthy me!

Member Since: 7/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 50

My Goals:
1. Lose 25 kilos in stages - 5 times 5 kilos.

2. do cardio at least 3 times a week.

3. do strength training 2 a week.

4. give up on sweets and soda.

5. start dating - not be afraid to agree when asked out :-D

My Program:
1. first and foremost I am going to give up on sweets and soda. Also diet soda due to the side effects the artificial sweeteners may have on my organism.

2. stay within the right calorie range for me.

3. exercise at least 3 times a week, then successively increase it to 5 times a week.

4. no excuses. I am gonna just reach my goals.

Personal Information:
I am a 24 years old nurse from Frankfurt am Main in Germany.

I have a four years old daughter and I am a single mother.

I have a golden retriever and a canary bird named Derek.

I love Grey's Anatomy, Coke and chocolate. The latter two will need to go :)

Other Information:
Crazy nurse :-)

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  • v EM1388
    Just stopped by to see how everything is going?
    2474 days ago
  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to Spark People and to the Germans and German Speaking Sparkers team. Have a super day emoticon
    2484 days ago
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already, just by posting here, introducing yourself and sharing your story!
    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including many with the same challenges, circumstances and goals. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.

    Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.
    Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. It's available in printed version, as an audiobook or as an ebook for Kindle - you can download the free Kindle reader for your computer or read it on a smartphone so you don't have to actually own a Kindle device to take advantage of this offer - I have it on my Blackberry and can read bits of it whenever I'm waiting in a line or feel like I need a 'reminder' of what I'm trying to do so check it out!!!
    If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.
    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

    2485 days ago
  • v MOMMA48
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    Welcome to "Stressed Out Women Gettin' Healthy!"
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    It's so great that you've joined us -- and super welcome to you!
    2485 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Welcome to Sparkpeople! I have one piece of advice to help you learn the site and that is Sparkpoints. I try to do all the things on the Sparkpoints every day. It helps me learn new things every day. Join teams. Make friends. Interact and ask questions. Congrats on taking the first step of your new healthy life. We are here to help. emoticon
    2485 days ago
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