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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: 16,722

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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    Ich habe 2 Stunden gewartet. Ich war noch nie in der Private Clinic sondern habe ihn frueher in der Krankenhaus Klinik gesehen. Doch er hat mir nun gesagt an welchen Tagen er weniger Patienten hat und fuer naechste Woche hat er mir einen Termin an seinem Catch-up Tag gegeben, an dem es wirkliche Termine sind. So dass ich sofort dran kommen sollte.
    Hier in Kenya sind wirkliche Termine Seltenheit. Nun mache ich erst mal einen ganze Reihe Laboruntersuchungen. Schaut aus als ob ich einen leichten flare-up habe und vielleicht auch Mechanic Hand Syndrome. Na wir werden es ja sehen.
    2 days ago
    Ach Du Arme. Ich hoffe dass mit Deiner Behandlung die Schwellung runter geht. Big hug von hier.
    78 days ago
    Schoen dass Du im Garten arbeiten kannst. Ich werde Deine Pflanze gleich eintopfen... emoticon
    137 days ago
    Tut mir leid, dass Du momentan gar nicht raus kannst. Hier ist ein virtueller Hug fuer Dich.
    Ich habe dass Glueck dass ich einen kleinen Garten habe und dass ich in einer Gegend lebe wo man spazieren gehen kann ohne vielen Leuten zu begegnen.
    138 days ago
    I wish I could explain i with winter.... But we are in the southern hemisphere, so it is summer
    171 days ago
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