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I decided to lose 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 2 pregnancies 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.

I had another baby June 2018, after a difficult pregnancy, and dramatic birth and subsequent complications mean I have a long route to health again. I am exclusively breastfeeding for 6 months, so her health and my supply come first, but healthy eating is never wrong! Even if not losing much weight for now.

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: 110,749

My Goals:
Get back to pre-pregnancy weight, regain strength and health.

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 two girls, 1 cat. I love reading, films, cooking, big fan of things like Harry Potter, Terry Pratchett, Buffy and most types of horror films!

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  • v ANOO_YOO
    i had an acquaintance ask me to do so this morning, then i got to feel like a douche for saying 'i have no experience with children & would not feel comfortable, my apologies...' but like really? i've met you a handful of times & never your child...
    4 days ago
    families suck sometimes .. hopefully it will settle and you wont have to see or speak to the ones who are not nice.. just because they are family doesn't mean you have to like/speak to them xxxxx
    as for people at school gates.. they are a species of their own that i never understood in all my years at the school gates.. try not to let it get to you .. maybe they are just having a tough time and don't want to speak to anyone right now .. believe me when i say it is them not you xxxxxx
    4 days ago
    I just screenshot your roasted veggie pic and set it as my home screen wallpaper, lol! Vibrant backdrop. 😎
    5 days ago
    That's disturbing about the shortage of flu vaccine. Does your Boots store offer jabs - the ones here do? You just go in. I am assuming all the vaccines are the same cocktail.
    5 days ago
  • v MARUKI52
    Thank you Pookie and I hope you really are having a wonderful day and thank your for your comment on my blog.
    6 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/16/2019 10:42:45 AM
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