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July 2016 in the Lake District.

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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.

Currently pregnant with my 2nd child, due end of June. Coping with trapped nerve issue, and medical instruction to slow down means weight is more than creeping up.

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: 95,285

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, 1 cat. I love reading, films, cooking.

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  • v MELB1287
    That's awesome, I'll have to get it
    8 hours ago
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. Sounds like your hubby is one of life's great thinkers emoticon
    10 hours ago
    i hope you are doing all right with everything going on there! glad to see you are balancing your cooking & cleaning w/some skyrim. j used to play that some on xbox. he's currently obsessed with players unknown battleground (pubg)
    10 hours ago
    i think i'm fine, just tired as i didn't get much sleep. sore head & shoulder, glad i only toppled off the toilet & not from standing. ankle a bit tender, must have got it twisted up. mostly insulted i f'd my main glasses, glad i have backups...
    10 hours ago
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    Show gratitude towards everything in life. Be grateful enough to say thank you from the smallest to the greatest. You universe will continue to bless you, because it knows you will be thankful. Myra Hunn
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    14 hours ago
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