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This is me now, trying to overcome Cauda Equina Sydrome

Mucking around on the Dog Beach, Sept. 2013





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I am a Dutch mum of 6 year old twins. I moved with my family to the Sunshine Coast in Australia on the 15th of Ocotber 2008 from Christchurch New Zealand. On and off I lived in New Zealand for 11 years and a bit in the US. But I'm originally from the Netherlands. I want to loose weight and become a healthier and fitter person, for myself and for my children.

The journey is well on it's way as I'm writing this. I have lost over 25 kilo's... Could not have done this without the help of Spark and the amazing people I have met experiencing the same journey I am.

New entry:

The new year has begun and we have now arrived in Jan 2014
Its been a helluva ride in 2013, with one of the new challenges I have been diagnosed with TYPE 1 Diabetes. The ride hasn't finished yet my friends. On top of having had a real bad back in 2013, These challenges now see me having to lose another 10 kilos.

Lets focus and DO THIS!!!

Have a great ride my friends!!
If you made it all the way down here... I'll have to admit, I am also.. slightly mad... ;-)

Dutchie ;)

Member Since: 2/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 16,677

My Goals:
To become a healthier and slimmer person that handles her Type 1 Diabetes well and learns to live and BEAT Cauda Equina Sydrome in a way I am able to work and play with my children.

I want to be able to 'kick ass' again!

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Personal Information:
My name is Karin,friends call me Dutchie. I was born in the Netherlands. I moved to New Zealand in 1994, but traveled around and worked in the USA on the cruise ships until 1998 when I settled in New Zealand. I got married in 2003 and had my beautiful twins, Caelan and Bailee on 12 May 2007. We moved from New Zealand to Australia in Oct 2008. Setting up a new life now on the Sunshine Coast, feel that this is THE time to become the person I've always wanted to be. Better late then never ;0)

Other Information:
Joined Spark in Feb 2009
Lost 27 kilo's
Been injured and sick with a lot of bad luck the last couple years.
Now trying to get back in the saddle and learn to ride again through life with my injuries and being a single mama.


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