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I live in the UK and I'm a 42 year old mother of one beautiful daughter. I've had a problem with food/weight for much of my life and could very easily comfort-eat 24/7. I've had type 2 diabetes for a few years, which has slowly been getting more serious as I haven't really cared about myself and have carried on eating lots of junk. I've been warned that it's now life-threatening. I need to take control of myself, lose weight and eat in a much more healthy way. I started my journey on 27th ...
I live in the UK and I'm a 42 year old mother of one beautiful daughter. I've had a problem with food/weight for much of my life and could very easily comfort-eat 24/7. I've had type 2 diabetes for a few years, which has slowly been getting more serious as I haven't really cared about myself and have carried on eating lots of junk. I've been warned that it's now life-threatening. I need to take control of myself, lose weight and eat in a much more healthy way. I started my journey on 27th August 2013 and I weighed 19st 6lbs (272lbs). I decided I needed a complete break from conventional food and started following the Exante meal replacement diet (VLCD). So far I haven't cheated at all and in 3 weeks I have lost 18lbs :) I feel healthier and have even started walking a few times a week.
My ultimate goal is to be fit and healthy, and to be able to run a 5k in Spring next year. My teenage daughter is helping and supporting me all the way :)




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Member Since: 8/23/2013

SparkPoints: 14,237

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My Goals:
To run a 5k in Spring 2014

My Program:
Following the Exante Diet and walking at least 3 times a week

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My name is Amanda, I'm 42 and I'm from Wales, UK. I'm divorced with a teenage daughter who is homeschooled. I own an online cosmetics business

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IMLOCOLINDA
2/16/2014 3:04:45 AM

emoticon You're the Cat's meow~
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You're a valued member of the 12 Weeks to Walking Team. Have a great week! Stop by and chat!

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2/2/2014 2:31:18 AM

emoticon It's February...let's make it FLY month...Finally Love Yourself emoticon

And it's easy if you follow these guidelines...
*Drink your emoticon
*Eat your five servings emoticon
*Track your food and fitness emoticon
*Get in an extra 10 minutes of dancing emoticon
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*Believe that you are worth it emoticon
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You are not alone on this journey. We do not stand in front or behind but beside each other. You can do this. Don't get down if you make a mistake but get back up and do it again and again until you get it right. It will happen. Maybe not today or even tomorrow but you will do it if you believe in yourself. Find that strength deep inside and bring it out. Don't jump into a decision to quit and then regret it. Even a small victory is a step ahead. I believe in you and now it is time for all of us to believe in ourselves. Let's make this the month we really FLY!
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1/12/2014 3:08:43 AM

emoticon In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
`~ Albert Schweitzer ~
emoticon Congratulations for adding in Spark Points for the 12 Weeks to Walking team last week. You are spreading the spark to rekindle the spirit of so many of us and we truly appreciate it!
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1/3/2014 2:28:43 AM

Have a great January in this New Year!
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*get in your extra 10 minutes of dancing emoticon
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KIMPY225
12/30/2013 10:11:02 AM

Thank you for your comment on my Hitting my weight loss blog! I hope you have a great rest of 2013 & Best Wishes in 2014!

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