200,000-249,999 SparkPoints 245,490

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!


Picnic Basket

Green Tea

New Jeans

-POOKIE- is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Shared Food Tracker
Interact with -POOKIE-
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment

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 2.5 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: 79,695

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.

Read More About -POOKIE- - Profile Information moved here. (Updated March 14)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
My Ticker:
 Pounds lost: 120.0 
Login to Leave Comment
    Go to your nutrition page, then after all of the food tallies for the day, under REPORTS there is "More Reports" and in the drop down menu, Calorie Differential Over Time. There you'll see a bar graph. On the website it's hard to tell what your BMR is, but on the app on my phone you can see an actual number. To find your BMR on your phone, go to your food log then scroll down to the daily tallies. Right under that tap on Nutritional Report. From there, scroll down then tap on Calorie Differential Report.
    44 minutes ago
    No, not here in Spain. In bars it's toast , baps, and more toast sadly. I'm royally peed off having to go back to flour for the sake of a date with this guy! It's even to turn me off him before we even start poor guy!!!
    8 hours ago
  • v BLUEJAY1969
    Thank you for reading/commenting on my "40 things about me!" blog!
    13 hours ago
    Bwahahahaa!! "insipid fruit teas." Yup. I only like the Stash Very Berry cold, like in my 40 things.
    P.S. Thanks for the link to that song. Pretty epic!!
    And yes, I would join a Curry Lovers Team. emoticon
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/28/2017 10:05:31 AM
    We need to set up a curry lovers team lol!
    2 days ago
Member Comments (3458):  123Next >Last >>