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




Wedding in August 2016




My little girl and me!


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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.


Member Since: 2/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 77,755

My Goals:
Get back to pre-pregnancy weight.


My Program:
Education... learning about whats in our foods, whats good nutrition.



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 HIPPICHICK1
    Ha ha! That's funny. emoticon
    Chipotle peppers are hard to find here as well. When I do find them I use them cautiously as they are really expensive!
    When we went to San Diego to visit family in November I bought 3 small packets of ground chipotle and it was very inexpensive. Next time I go I will buy many packets and I can send some to you if you like. It won't be until November 2017...and only then depending on the craziness of U.S. politics.
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    5 hours ago
  • v HIPPICHICK1
    Here's last night's recipe:
    http://www.cookincanuck.com/2015/09/slow
    -cooker-chipotle-lentil-soup-avocado-r
    ecipe/
    Enjoy!
    10 hours ago
  • v HIPPICHICK1
    I learned to drive at 16 and had a car by 17. I sure love knowing how to drive. I can drive stick, a bus, truck (not an 18 wheeler though!), and I think the skill in invaluable. How else can we live like Road Warriors? I can drive a boat too. Water World!

    Maybe it's not too late for your hubs to learn. Stress escape from zombies as a real issue. He might go for it.
    1 day ago
  • v POLSKARENIA
    Glad you like Mirepoix. We went back again today, looking for fir dogs , and found some, for just 25 euros. So now our open fire looks 'proper posh!'
    1 day ago
  • v LIVEDAILY
    I've been thinking about your comment that you made, about how you miss doing group activities. Years ago, I taught at a pre-school in the mornings. Loved it. Then the following year, a group of my students had morning Kindergarten. A parent contacted me, and wanted to hire me to do afternoon activities with 3-4 children. It was SO much fun! Maybe you could organize some play dates with your daughter's friends??
    2 days ago
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