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#BeforeAndAfter long time ago. My highest weight was 275 and 250 when I joined Sparkpeople. Regretfully, I took many breaks from this great program, but keep coming back. This time I hope to stay for good.

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Hi, my real name is Sabine. My mom always called me "Bienke" and I missed that. I joined Sparkpeople shortly before the 2nd anniversary of her death and I was sad. Losing weight has been a life long struggle for me. Most of my family was and still is big. As a child I was not allowed to leave the table unless my plate was clean. Little did my parents know that this would lead to a struggle with weight for the rest of my life. My parents showed their love with food because they did not know any better. I had my knees replaced in 2008 and 2009 but now arthritis and RA have moved to my feet which makes walking hard. I can do only short stretches and have to concentrate on other forms of exercise. I had 3 foot operations the end of August 2016 until June 2017 and couldn't put weight on them for most of the time. It is deep water aerobics for me at this point of my life. I'm still having difficulties walking or exercises that require stretching/bending my feet/toes.

Member Since: 5/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 18,782

My Goals:
Ever since I joined SP I have lost over 50 pounds, not counting the ups and downs.

I will not give up and reach my goal of 150 lbs eventually.

My Program:
I take pictures of the food I eat on my phone when I can't track it right away.

I don't have a set exercise program because arthritis will not always let me do what I want to do. I like going on walks, water aerobics and yoga.

Personal Information:
I retired in March 2017 and have to deal with this new change in my life.

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    Danke fuers Goodie, genau was ich brauchte. Habe gestern etwas frueher mit der Arbeit aufgehoert und bin eine halbe Runde Golf spielen gegangen. Spielte mit einem Pro, der gerade mit seinem Cousin eine Runde spielte und bekam viel Ermutigung. Das tat mir gut. Abends kam BF vorbei und so endete der Tag auf einer sehr schoenen Note
    58 days ago
    It is both the situation - we are having a lot of change happening, transforming a family business that grew into a corporate in a very short time; and at the same time the are issues with individuals. The person bothering me is a Millenial, is a bossy person, has little experience working as a employee and happens to be the bosses sister...... So no one knows how to reign her in. But the HR Manager will discuss today with the Boss during her normal meeting with him.
    59 days ago
    Vielen Dank fuer die Tips, mit dem extra Wasser
    66 days ago
    Thanks for your comment. Yes the pasta may be a culprit, since it was a package meal, so I am sure salt was high. Also I had gone for a long walk, and after long walks or heavy exercise I usually have some water retention.... Why did I even step on the scale. Should have waited a day or two. Well am taking African porridge today (with millet), since that helps with water retention.
    68 days ago
    Thank you for the car :) emoticon

    It made my day. emoticon
    73 days ago
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