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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: 19,957

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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    Unsere Administratorin hat mit der Frau die im Vermieterbuero ist geredet und mit der Sicherheitsfirma. Jetzt wo die meisten Bueros im Haus entweder gar nicht offen sind oder nur teilweise und keinen Kundenverkehr haben duerfen wir vorerst auf den "Visitor" Parkplaetzen weiter parken und sie werden dann, wenn die Corona Situation sich bessert, und sie wissen welche Firmen weiter bleiben und mit wie vielen Leuten, eine permanente Loesung finden.
    82 days ago
    Hier werden viele Buerogebaeude nach wie vor nach dem alten City Council Gesetz von 1958 gebaut..... 2 Parkplaetze pro Buero. Wir haben zwar 2 Bueros, aber fuer 50 Leute, ok nur ungefaehr 40% haben ein Auto, ist dass nicht genug.
    Unsere Administratorin hat aber gestern eine Loesung gefunden.
    83 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    I don't have a cell phone, so I have to get my son to take a picture and put it on my computer. He did that for me back when I first started 13 yrs ago. I'll try to get him to do one at Christmas when he is in a good mood. I always did everything for my 5 children, but now that they are grown, it seems if I ask them for any small favor, they are too busy to be bothered.
    97 days ago
  • v ISNESS
    Hallo Bienke,

    ich hoffe es geht dir gut, vielen Dank dass du nach meinen Aktivitaeten geschaut hast. Geht es deiner Schwester besser? Ich habe f sie gebetet. Ich muss mich nun wirklich zusammenreissen, mein Blutdruck spielt verrueckt. Hab den Covid bekaempft, immer noch Haarausfall danach als Symptom. Ansonsten plagen uns hier in FL die Hurrikan Saison bisher alles toi toi toi. Lass es dir gut gehen, viel Gesundheit. Viele Gruesse, Ivana
    128 days ago
    Der blaue Zeh vom Golf war vor langer Zeit. Der war ziemlich schnell geheilt.
    Ich hoffe bei Dir ist das Umzugschaos bald vorbei und alles findet seinen Platz.
    149 days ago
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