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

Running my first 10k. 100.5kg (221lbs), down 25.5kg (56lbs)

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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 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.

Member Since: 2/28/2010

Fitness Minutes: 60,122

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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    Might have a chance??? No way... You Do have a chance!! I think you can do it!! Keep saying it, "I CAN do it!!" If you think it you can do it! :) I'm rooting for ya and looking forward to your Vlog to tell the details! :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    616 days ago
    Just stopping by to say howdy! Hope things are going well for you! How's the running training? Hope you are able to improve your runs! :) Have a Wonderful week! :) emoticon
    617 days ago
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    Thank you so much for your encouragement with me, with how I try every day to keep tracking and all here on SP, without much motivation. Today I actually feel like I'm getting some. Enough to have discipline to know that I've had enough to eat today and at 7:00 in the evening, the rest of my family are having Arby's ! I'm drinking my water and they're respecting me too, when I keep telling them that I'm full! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    619 days ago
    Wow! That is courageous doing a 10k straight off! Like I said just do what you can and call it experience. Who knows? you may surprise yourself! LOL I'll be pulling for ya! I sure wish I could run! Here's another tidbit.. Remember "I think I can?" Keep saying that, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. You will do it!! Bit of positive thinking goes a long long way! :) emoticon emoticon
    623 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! and thanks for the advice on the heart rate moniter :) I bought the same one you suggested online, and it wasn't that expensive :) hope you have a wonderful weekend doll
    625 days ago
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