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Our little family, The Pickle is 5 days old, and the no sleep really shows!

Wedding in August 2016

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I decided to loose weight when I was suffering from heel pain and my mobility was being affected. I was scared I would hurt myself and never be able to recover from it, at 323lbs this was a real possibility! I met my original goal of 140lbs in 2010. A loss of 183lbs. My current goal is to get back to 160lbs. I am still here after re-gaining a significant amount of my losses during pregnancy and post-natal depression. This is something people need to open up and talk about more. My depression left my only caring about the small human entirely dependant on me (literally as I exclusively breast fed for 6 months, and until she was 2.5 years old). I didn't care much about myself at all. Weight loss for anybody or reason other than your own reasons doesn't work. You have to want it yourself. Thats why I set myself very small weight loss goals, never looked at the 'big' picture as it didnt seem achievable. In doing this, remaining positive in meeting these small goals, they all added up into something much bigger and better. I cannot deny its been hard, I cannot deny its got me down sometimes, but I also cannot deny its worth it. Its worth being surprised by yourself at finding a motivation you never believed you would have. I read a wonderful quote by a guy who was over 400lbs and lost, by himself. to 185lbs... he said "If you cannot commit to your life, how can you commit to anything in it?" How true is that? If your goals and ambitions and your LIFE are less important than a pizza or a cake then it really IS time to re-evaluate yourself.

Member Since: 2/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 73,322

My Goals:
Get back to pre-pregnancy weight.

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Education... learning about whats in our foods, whats good nutrition.

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I live in England, on the West Coast, in Blackpool, I grew up near Cambridge.

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I am married and have one daughter, 2 cats. love reading, films, cooking.

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  • v NEW-CAZ
    always pays to be polite, it wins out every time.
    I shall have words with the elves at the North Pole on your behalf! LOL
    51 minutes ago
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    I only have to buy for DH now, we made a pact with friends to so a Secret Santa to the value of £10 and no more.
    What do you want for Christmas........more to the point have you been naughty or nice LOL.

    Have a great weekend emoticon
    5 hours ago
    Regarding your comment on the Magical Mineral Broth recipe! You're right that potatoes aren't usually in a broth...but this particular broth is truly made for providing specific nutrients and minerals that are nourishing for everyone but especially the sick!
    Hope you might try it!

    22 hours ago
    I'm glad to hear you're feeling some improvement - hope it's fully resolved asap! Well done with the M&S cardi - one of the things I want to find is a plain, neat, soft, woollen cardi!
    1 day ago
    I can't believe I'm so sensitive to this and never knew. I guess it could still be surgery meds from last friday/saturday, but, who knows? One day back low carb and I've lost 3" around my waist. That's insane, but, whatever, I'll take it.
    1 day ago
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