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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: 90,095

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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    Good Day To You ! Thank You for adding me as your friend, I did the same for you !
    Thank You for my Goodie ! I'm getting all pumpkined out ! emoticon
    Purée is still in the dehydrator, but I will post a blog on the process !
    You should come join our Putting Foods Up Team that I lead...We have a ton of recipes for canning, dehydrating, freezing, etc. in out recipe boxes...
    and if you go thru my blogs, I did post some step by step instructions on some of my canning projects.

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    Hope your eye is feeling better!
    6 hours ago
    Your Spark Goodie note was very sweet! Thank you so much! :)
    1 day ago
  • v JAYCEE1969
    I had a rest day. I had to climb some stairs the other day, so yesterday, I paid for it.... That's one of my battles. Yeah, I don't do the outside world too much either. I like all your veggies. Next year we are hoping to buy a home.
    2 days ago
    hope your eye is much better!
    2 days ago
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