14th January -11 weeks into SP
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My goals are to lose weight, beat anxiety and depression and move into a sustainable lifestyle with regular exercise and healthy eating.
The sustainability is as important to me as the weight loss - this has to be something I can maintain longterm, I cannot keep on playing yoyo.
Before my first pregnancy I weighed 154 lbs. During the pregnancy I put on 30 lbs, lost it, got pregnant again, put it on again, lost it again, maintained for five years, got pregnant again, put it on again, didn't lose it and just kept piling it on and on until I hit 220 lbs and finally said enough is enough.
Latest update - 20 weeks with SparkPeople 44 pounds lost as at 14th March.
Antidepressant free for five weeks!
GOAL 1 - 13 STONE (182 lbs)
Reward - Garage gym
ACHIEVED 26 FEB 2011
GOAL 2 - 11 STONE
Reward - Renew wedding vows
GOAL 3 - 9 STONE
Reward - Cruise
GOAL 4 - Maintain 9 stone for one year
Complete a 5k in under 30 mins
Run a "real" 5k
Complete a 10k
ACHIEVED 6TH MARCH
Get into my red dress without a struggle/get it on over my legs not my head
Firstly, I'm tracking everything I do into Spark People. Food and fitness. I love number crunching, so the graphs and stats are great for me.
I'm exercising every day - some cardio, some stretching, and drinking my 8 glasses of water. It seems to be working so far.
I'm from Slough, which is a town just outside of London in the UK.
I'm 43, married with 3 children.
In October 2009 I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression following the death of my beloved Grandma. I was in a very bad state, lost my job, became agrophobic, had panic attacks and stopped caring for myself in every way. I put on a lot of weight during this time. Now, thanks to my wonderful family, my GP and counsellor I am much better - and still taking one step up out of the dark pit every single day.
I'm in the middle of writing a series of science fiction novels. Haven't managed to find an agent yet and might end up trying to sell electronically through Amazon or the like, but at least while I'm writing I'm not eating or feeling sorry for myself, so they're as much therapy as art.
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| current weight: 145.2
Just thinking of you and hoping you are doing well.
1700 days ago
Just stopping by to see how things were going with you. From the comments it looks like prayers for your mom are needed and will def. do so.
Take care of YOU and remember YOU are worth it!
1958 days ago
Hi Janet! Wanted to tell you that we miss you around SSS. Thinking of you and praying for you and your mom. Stop by if/when you can and let us know how things are. How you are!
1969 days ago
Praying for your mom and you! We miss you!
2007 days ago
Prayers for you and your Mom Janet. You have been missed greatly. Thank you for sharing. I will hold you in my best thoughts and prayers.
2007 days ago