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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: 19,117

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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  • v BIENKE
    Christmas was great with my daughter-in-law, her friends and my son. We had a Thai BBQ and I ate too much. New Years eve I had one glass of wine at midnight. I spent a lot of time on the telephone talking to relatives and friends. Today was catch up time with all my laundry.
    20 days ago
  • v ISNESS
    Hi thank you, Bienke, es war den Umstænden entsprechend, lol just waiting for some improvement/healing of my fractures! And you?
    27 days ago
  • v ISNESS
    Hello Bienke, entschuldige, falls dich mein Bild von der Wunde gestoert hat... Ich bin selbst verzweifelt, es anzuschauen und es zu reinigen...Well here it is the procedure and it has to be done. Are you spending Christmas with someone from your family? This year, we stay at home. Merry Christmas, schreib mir! Ivana emoticon
    30 days ago
    It is quite common for the power to go off when it rains. We have very poor power services. But since it is a government owned company and a monopoly it is not likely to get better until that changes.
    54 days ago
  • v ISNESS
    Hallo Sabine,

    ich war so furchtbar beschaeftigt, aber ich dachte an dich, hatte schlechtes Gewissen. I werde dir schreiben, da morgen hier sehr ruhig sein wird. Ich werde auch antworten auf deine email. Ich trainiere nun intensiv, die letzten Tage sogar 2 cardio/Tag. Wir hatten viel Arbeit mit Renovierarbeiten, die sich gezogen haben. Verzeih, dass ich aus dir ein Bayern Maedel gemacht habe. Ich hatte eine liebe Freundin, aus Berlin, sie ist mir leider gestorben..SIe hatte ihren eigenen Berliner Witz und ‘Schnauze’, sagt man? Hoffe, du wirst es morgen toll haben, vor allem nicht zu viel Stress. Viele liebe Gruesse, Ivana Happy Thanksgiving!
    58 days ago
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