-POOKIE-
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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!


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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: 84,930

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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    Thank you for taking the time to read my "I Traded my Sandcastle for a Spark Mansion." today. emoticon

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  • v RAWCOOKIE
    My mayonnaise didn't go with a salad - my meal was two Hot & Spicy Quorn (vegan) burgers (oven baked), with a cup of peas and a carrot.

    Do you know this little rhyme?

    "I eat my peas with honey
    I've done it all my life
    It makes the peas taste funny
    But it keeps them on the knife"

    Well, the mayonnaise is my 'honey' - keeps the peas on the knife :)
    2 days ago
  • v LIVEDAILY
    Ahh...zucchini!! Courgette is such a prettier name!!
    3 days ago
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