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

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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: 106,142

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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    Thank you for the offer to eat Indian foods. But No thanks... I don't eat spicy foods unless it's cinnamon or spice cake! LOL That's as spicy as I get! Well, maybe pepper! :D
    1667 days ago
    HAHAHA Thanks for the input on my Blog! LOL Loved them all! :D
    1667 days ago
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    Wow girl, I am so proud of you! That knowledge that you have of the Japanese language is taking you to many adventures that I bet you never even dreamed of and yet, more is to come! You can soar with it and you are! emoticon emoticon
    1671 days ago
    Awwww.. Thanks for the Goodie! :) Hugs!!! emoticon You made my day! Now I'm off to the eye doctor! WooHoo!! :)
    1672 days ago
    Thank you for your reply! I had tears of joy when I watched your video. I am so very proud thatYOU did it! I believe that is the runner's high you are speaking of! It is the most overwhelming accomplished feeling ever!! On your run tomorrow when you try the breathing...if two isn't enough try three in and three out! I am so looking forward to your next video and your next run! :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1672 days ago
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