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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: 20,650

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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    HI Sabine,

    I read what you wrote about your mom not letting you leave the table unless the plate was empty and it spoke to me. I had the same thing happen as a child. We grew much of our own food on our farm and mama didn't want us to give the left overs to the pigs unless we absolutely had to. And now, it wreaks havoc on the diet, doesn't it. But I believe it can be baby step at a time. Good luck, sweety. you can do it.

    5051 days ago
    Hallo Sabine,

    Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zur neuen Enkeltochter. Grandma & Grandchildren are very pretty!! Spoil them little ones as much as you can, they grow up way too fast.
    Machs gut und hab viel Spass mit den Kleinen,

    5056 days ago
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    Congratulations on your beautiful, healthy grandchildren! May you have lots of time to enjoy them.
    5058 days ago
    Sabine you look wonderful! And the baby is purdy dern cute too!! Congratulations on being a gradma again!! :-)
    5058 days ago
    Sabine, you look wonderful and your new grandbaby is so beautiful. Maya Nicole is a beautiful name. Best Wishes to you and your family. You now have 2 very beautiful granddaughters. Enjoy them. Hugs, Mads:)
    5058 days ago
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