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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: 81,685

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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  • v FLASUN
    My 40 min of Ironing yesterday burned 119 calories......Not so bad!!! Only if you have the time, and hubby needs un-wrinkled shirts and pants.......time to IRON!!! emoticon for your comment on my Spark Feed this morning. Janice
    4 days ago
    I am indeed! Infact, I'm really excited that Aimee is not old enough to enjoy and appreciate the Harry Potter Tour if we finally get to go this summer....they've opened a Forbidden Forest there and I can't wait! Have you ever been?
    5 days ago
    Ha! Enjoy them fully. It will be one of the first things I indulge in when I get to the UK in August...thank goodness they don't sell them here!
    7 days ago
    Finally! Some people who understands how I feel! This is what is so great about spark...you've been there, bought the t-shirt, and can relate. I'm like you, I couldn't be as rude as they are, although a with few of them it really comes from a place of caring, so that just makes me feel worse. Hugs back at you sweetie.
    7 days ago
    Thanks for your nice comment on my recent blog! .."This Gal is In The Fight of Her Life.".. emoticon ...May you have a wonderful day!
    7 days ago
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