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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 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). 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.

I read a wonderful quote by a guy who was over 400lbs and lost, by himself. to 185lbs... he said "If you cannot commit to your life, how can you commit to anything in it?"
How true is that? If your goals and ambitions and your LIFE are less important than a pizza or a cake then it really IS time to re-evaluate yourself.

Member Since: 2/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 67,112

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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    i am also terrified of what will go down here - i wanted to vote for bernie sanders - now he's wanting his supporters to back hillary clinton - who i do not agree with at all, just to prevent trump from winning - who i REALLY do not agree with...i want to say screw it all, not succumb to fear, and vote for jill stein from the green party - but then that's considered throwing my vote away...oh plus i live in a bible belt state that is overwhelmingly trump - so i am surrounded by racist 'christian' a-holes every day - it's all just a little too much sometimes. the situation over there is quite shocking as well & is now scaring everyone over here about the election as well....so much unrest...the loss of so much musical talent this year too...ugh.
    23 hours ago
    Just stopped by and read your last few blogs to catch up a bit. Live what you are doing with your house and your cooking challenge.
    2 days ago
    Yikes! Glad you found your little kitty. What a scare that must have been. I'm glad everyone was okay
    3 days ago
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    LOL I might even have a banana today! emoticon On the other hand might need something a little stronger in a glass after today's session. We'll see what delights he has for me this week.
    5 days ago
    I love Beatrix Potter. My mom bought me the books and some figurines when I was a kid (figurines early in the production, so they are very detailed). More books than figurines!

    I love The Tale of Two Bad Mice, The Roly-Poly Pudding, and The Tailor of Gloucester (which was my first one).

    9 days ago
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