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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.

Taking myself seriously and doing this all for myself is how I have achieved this.

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: 66,057

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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    Hey beautiful! I wanted to stop by to say Hi, I love you, and I hope you're doing well. I haven't been around and I feel bad about that. But I do think about you!β˜ΊπŸ’•
    1 day ago
    OMG! I love your idea of Tourist Bingo! I will definitely 'keep' that idea to use during the holiday season - so funny! Thank you for helping me see another way of dealing with it!

    Seagull steals pasty? Child drops ice-cream? "NO! IT WAS THAT WAY!"

    PS I am now thinking of ways to make the pages less bright too....... I don't have a problem with it, but I enjoy solving problems!
    2 days ago
    I love your recipe reviews too!
    4 days ago
    So sorry this new spage is hard for you to read, because of the white! Maybe 'they' will be able to help you. Have you gone to the messages link & clicked on teck issues?
    5 days ago
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    Hi Pookie
    We sent him away in the end.......some people just don't understand " bugger off" LOL
    We don't employ any cold callers- we always research ourselves or go on trusted recommendations.
    Having been here a year we feel there are just a few tweaks needed- they seem large projects ( well the loft is) but the others are just for icing on the cake and maintenance.
    Just back from shopping and intend reading in the newly decked out conservatory while it still retains the heat of the day, and I can watch the world go by too.
    Tomorrow if it's sunny I'll be sunning myself- if not I'll give Pete a hand.

    How's the family doing, and how are you now?
    5 days ago
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