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In 2016 Dad had a minor stroke, then they discovered he had problems affecting heart & eyes as well. He needed quite a bit more support, my stress levels went up as did my blood pressure and cholesterol. Concentrating on Dad rather than me, IBS-wise &weight-wise I went backwards - by Jan 2017 I was at an all time high of 248lbs (17st10lbs). I was also diagnosed as pre-diabetic.

Doc referred me to slimming world, but I needed to get my IBS under control so combining SW and Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It looks daunting, 80lbs to lose, so I am breaking it down into 3 main stages with loads of mini goals to keep me motivated!

Dad sadly died in February 2017, so I was struggling to stick to my allocated syn limit on slimming world.... it was either give up or adjust to something I could cope with. I decided to double my syns limit - I figured even if I didn't lose, that would curb my comfort eating while I went through the first stages of grieving.

Starting date: 12th Jan 2017
Health goals:
1) Get my guts in order
2) Get off blood pressure medication
3) avoid statins
4) avoid diabetes

Weight loss goals:
Two interim goals of 224lbs(16st) and 196lbs(14st), then a final goal of 168lbs(12 stone). That still leaves me technically overweight, but quite frankly, I don't care as long as my health is good :-)

Member Since: 10/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10,976

My Goals:
Mini goals:
* 243lbs - BMI less than 40 *** achieved 25/1/17 ***
* 238lbs - 10lbs lost, now 17st *** achieved 22/2/17 ***
* 235lbs - 5% body weight lost *** achieved 22/2/17 ***
* 234lbs - 1 stone lost *** achieved 22/3/17 ***
* 228lbs - 20lbs lost *** achieved 10/5/17 ***
* 224lbs - *** Interim Goal 1 - 16st*** *** achieved 21/6/17 ***
* 223lbs - 10% body weight lost *** achieved 28/6/17 ***
* 220lbs - 2 stone lost *** achieved 19/7/17 ***
* 218lbs - 30lbs lost *** achieved 19/7/17 ***
* 213lbs - BMI less than 35
* 211lbs - 15% body weight lost
* 210lbs - now 15st
* 208lbs - 40lbs lost
* 206lbs - 3 stone lost
* 199lbs - significant milestone to have 1 as the first digit :-)
* 198lbs - 20% body weight lost AND 50lbs lost
* 196lbs - *** Interim goal 2 - 14st ***
* 188lbs - 60 lbs lost
* 186lbs - 25% body weight lost
* 182lbs - now 13st
* 192lbs - 4 stone lost
* 182lbs - BMI less than 30
* 178lbs - 70lbs lost / 6 stone lost

My Program:
Diet: SCD/Slimming World - yeah, I know, strange combination!!

Exercise: Walk/Swim/Stationery bike

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just North of London, UK

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Retired IT professional

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  • v TERESA6262
    Kip! I lurked your page this morning to see if you were active on SP! Thanks for the biog comment! I'm needing a whiff of motivation. Ugh! Why is this yo yo dieting such a reality? Makes me wonder about underlying issues. What's up with me? Good to hear from across the river! emoticon
    1192 days ago
    No I've not made 24 hour yoghurt. I think it's a bit time consuming and complicated! I will try and find out what exactly the problem is. If it's a lactose intolerance I will probably have a go at yoghurt making!

    1232 days ago
    Hi! I added you as a friend. I've been on the beat Candida diet for 7 weeks, losing weight at over 2 pounds per week. But today I discovered that what I'm doing isn't enough and am currently looking into GAPS and SCD and going totally grain free!...

    I am also English, a Christian, and walk for exercise (although not much since I started the BC diet as I don't feel it right to over exert myself. Losing enough weight as it is!)

    Current weight 14 st 0.75 pounds. Goal (possibly interim goal) 10 st 10.

    As with you, number 1 goal is to get healthy.

    So glad I found you. :-)

    1251 days ago
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    1282 days ago
  • v JAMESELLA1932
    Thanks for adding me to your page I cannot see your friends feed though welcome
    1360 days ago
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