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Birthday March 2014, Heaviest at 126kgs+ (277lbs) I really didn't want this picture taken!





Nov 2014, 111kg (244lbs), 15kg (33lbs) down





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[Dec 2014] For over two years I let myself get out of control, and regained EVERYTHING I had lost and MORE. I was just emotionally eating and binging and ate myself back to my starting weight and more. I was so ANGRY about it as well, angry at myself and ashamed. Then I booked a holiday to go back home. I was ashamed to let my mother see how heavy I had gotten.

So I took control, lost 20lbs before my trip.

Those 10 days I was back I just ate EVERYTHING, and regained ...
[Dec 2014] For over two years I let myself get out of control, and regained EVERYTHING I had lost and MORE. I was just emotionally eating and binging and ate myself back to my starting weight and more. I was so ANGRY about it as well, angry at myself and ashamed. Then I booked a holiday to go back home. I was ashamed to let my mother see how heavy I had gotten.

So I took control, lost 20lbs before my trip.

Those 10 days I was back I just ate EVERYTHING, and regained 6lbs. It made me realise that I still need to work on what's going on in my head and my relationship with food. I am in some ways, addicted to food and use it to sooth emotions.

But since that realisation I am determined, sticking to plan 95% of the time, and I'm now 1/4 of my way to goal.

I have taken responsibility for the weight I had gained. And I'm taking responsibility for losing it too!

[May 2012] Well I went off track for a good six months reverting back to the old habits of comfort eating, and I've regained half of what I lost. I was so miserable about my body and the comments I was getting it turned into a vicious cycle. It took a few months to get back into the spark, but I`m doing pretty well with alot of indian cooking at home, I`ve found I love spices, vegetables and legumes! Looking forward to losing the regain so I can start making new progress towards my goal.
WL is not easy but it is worth it for the results.

[2011]I`ve been working hard for more than half a year and really starting to see the results!
I`ve had a tough year work wise but I tried so hard to not slip back, I stalled but now back on track and making good progress. I hope to avoid any more yoyo-ing.
Like many people I have had issues with eating for a long time, but hopefully on the journey I can come to terms with this too.
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Member Since: 2/28/2010

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My Goals:
Reach 63kgs.
Complete a 10k.
Complete a half marathon.
Complete a marathon.



My Program:
Flexible dieting and IIFYM! (If it fits your macros)
Rather than focusing on clean eating, I have to hit my calorie and macro ranges and that's it.
It just means I end up eating clean most of the time, but no foods are off bound if you can fit them in. So I could go eat a McDonalds, if I'm prepared to be eating fruit and veg for the rest of the day.

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Early 30s. I'm a British expat living in Japan.


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PERSISTENTTIM
12/18/2014 1:36:00 PM

Thank you for the support! Have a great weekend!



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TWESTEN1
12/15/2014 12:55:48 PM

Yay, you and Button are friends!!! My two friends in Japan :)

Thanks for commenting on my blog - yes, getting the exercise in is harder... our roads have been covered with ice and then slush this past week. Finally getting clearer - I miss my outside walks and runs!

Hope you are doing well!



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BUTTONPOPPER1
12/13/2014 8:55:58 AM

Hey there, fellow expat! Thanks for the comment on my page the other day. Yes, Indeed, it is freezing at the moment, isn't it? I hope you're having a great weekend!



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IMDOINGTHIS4ME
12/10/2014 8:33:53 AM

Hi! Just stopping by to say "hi"! It sounds like you're doing good and back on track. I hope you have a great week!



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BUTTONPOPPER1
12/5/2014 3:06:06 AM

Thanks for watching my video blog and leaving a comment! What a coincidence that you're in Osaka! I'm in Kobe, just across the bay. I've been in Japan since 1984. As you could see from my blog, I teach businessmen here and really love it. I'm married to a Japanese, have three grown children, and have recently also started going to the elderly in-laws' house every weekend to take care of things over there. How about you? How long have you been here? How do you like it?

Hope you have a good weekend. Take care of yourself in this very chilly weather! Brrrr!



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