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July 2016 in the Lake District.




Wedding in August 2016




Our little family, The Pickle is 5 days old, and the no sleep really shows! February 2014


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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 continued until she was 2.6 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.


Member Since: 2/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 92,110

My Goals:
Get back to pre-pregnancy weight.


My Program:
Education... learning about whats in our foods, whats good nutrition. Lower carbs, trying for under 100g net carbs a day, difficult when sharing meals with my vegetarian husband!



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


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




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  • v ENDUROVET
    Thanks for your sympathetic comment. I really appreciate my SparkFriends!
    Hope all is going well on your hubby's US visit, mine just started correspondence w/his middle brother (Coventry) to plan next summer's Big Family Vacation... They're thinking New England.
    18 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Today . . . be the person of your dreams. See and act from their eyes. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    1 day ago
  • v THEBLONDEGENIUS
    Thank you for your kind words on my wedding blog! emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    . . . everyone may not understand or encourage your visions, but it is not up to them to do so. Always stay true to (yourself). Kenni York
    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    You will succeed if you persevere, and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles . . . which you would perhaps never know if you did not sometimes slip backward. Helen Keller
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    3 days ago
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