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WL Vlog #3 weigh in

Monday, August 18, 2014

It's weigh in day...and good news!

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PEGLEGN64 8/20/2014 1:17AM

    Congradulations on your weight loss. I know it is hard to turn down foods that you haven't had for so long. It shouldn't be so bad having it. Just keep portions small. At a 2 lb loss you seem to be doing good with your choices.
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WL Vlog #2 Support

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The difference bwtween success and failure - a support network


WL vlog #1

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lets try something new...ramblely introduction vlog. Good job if you get to the end,

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/17/2014 5:54PM


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    I made it to the end, and I have to say I appreciate your honesty. I wish you all the best in reaching your goals. emoticon

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JLAMING263 8/16/2014 3:09PM

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Recovering from depression, and from regain

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I went into a deep depression for most of last year, and I slipped back into comfort eating. I avoided the scales, I avoided spark people. I could not face what I was doing to myself. I got more and more unhappier with the bullying that occompanied the weight gain, I got angry and fed that anger with what ever I wanted.

Surfice to say I regained everything I had lost over the two years, and more.

I knew it, but I could not face it, so I just ate and ate.

Then early this year, around the time of my 30th birthday the fog started to lift. I started getting freelance work, I had a little money, enough to pay the rent. Every day was not an endless fog of despair.

I started to think that it was time to stop the binging, make changes, my roll of fat was getting in the way of the desk. But still I couldn't face the reality of the scales.

Then I decided to go back to visit my family after 3 1/2 years. It got real when I brought the ticket, I was going to have to face my mother, when the last time I had seen her I had been 70lbs lighter.

I got on the scales.

It was worse than I imagined, a new high of 126.5kg (278lbs).

Well crap.

Back to sparking. I know what to do, I done it before, time to do it now.

I set a target for when I go back home, no miracles can be done but so far so good. I'm a little behind on the goal but tbh that was a best case senario loosing 2lbs a week which I have not done.

Start June 2014 - 126.5kg

Currently Jul 28 2014 - 121kg

Goal of another 4kg in the next month is aaahhh maybe not but as close as I can get is good.

But the start of weight loss is the easiest, you got a few more cals to eat, weight falls off easily and nobody has noticed yet so no questions/bad advice/comments etc. But if it's the easy part I better enjoy it.

I guess there were a few lessons learnt through the regain, I'll make another post about them.

But I'm glad to be back sparking, rather than avoiding the issue. If that had carried on who knows where I'd have ended up.

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MAMA0911 7/30/2014 7:39PM

    Good for you! You can do anything you set your mind to, so you're well on your way. You can do hard things.

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Dawn French Insperation!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dawn French is a British comedienne I have grown up with. She was always very big, but for the past year she has lost weight for health reasons.

Wow well done Dawn! She`s always seemed comfortable what ever her size, but we all know the health problems that catch up with you when you are very big, so she must feel so good now.

So I`ll leave you with this quote from Dawn:

"It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life."

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She has also been an inspiration to me. She always seemed to know her own beauty. A lesson most of us could learn. :)

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/14/2012 8:58AM

    Wow, what a change! And what a lovely thing to say : )

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