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Note: The weight ticker below should read lbs but I can't figure out how to change it!

I am a 27 year old solicitor, who married the man of my dreams almost a year ago. The day couldn't have been any more perfect and we are both so happy.

Since the wedding, I have been terribly cliched and have put on all the weight that I lost for the wedding and more! I currently weigh 196lbs and would like to lose 51lbs to get to a target weight of 145lbs.

The reason for this is that we have been trying for children since we got married without success and I think that my weight may be a factor. Also, if we do need medical assistance, this won't be available until I get out of the obese category. I also want to be fit enough to run around with our children without getting out of breath!

One of the obstacles that I have to overcome is the 14 hour days that I currently work. I also work Saturdays (I have two jobs) so time and energy for exercise is limited. But if I can keep eating healthily and exercise whenever I'm able, hopefully I can still get there.

So, I am starting today, the 8th June 2011. and will lose 51lbs by this time next year!

Member Since: 1/15/2010

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My Goals:
I have to lose 51lbs over the next year from June 2011 - this is 4.25lb per month or just over 1lb per week! My goal weight is 145lbs.

My Program:
I am keeping my calorie intake to less than 1500 per day and am ensuring I take regular exercise (generally gym and workout videos). I drink lots of water (more than 8 glasses) and make sure I get my five fruit & veg a day.

Personal Information:
I live in Milton Keynes, UK and am a solicitor. I have only just qualified so am still learning every day. I have just got married to Mr Right and had the best day ever.

Other Information:
I love penguins! I also enjoy reading, watching TV, mixed martial arts, swimming, politics.

My favourite book is The Guide which has changed my whole viewpoint on the world - "If it is to be, it is up to me"

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    Just hopping by the wish you a Happy easter. Not sure if you celebrate but It never hurts to give a blessing.
    3518 days ago
    Sarah--I'm so glad that you found my comments helpful. I know it's difficult, but it's really important to keep all these issues in perspective. Maybe being a solicitor is your calling, but in a different context. At any rate, while you are preparing for a new life with your husband-to-be it may be a great time to do some self-exploration, growth and renewal.

    The book is great. Please let me know when you get it and how it is affecting you, if at all. From a spiritual viewpoint, everything happens perfectly and for a reason. I think the worst thing about not being picked up by your firm was your sense of rejection and being led on by them. This is totally understandable. Did something definitive happen at the firm that may have changed the flow? Do they treat everyone this way? Getting a grasp on this may make you feel more empowered b/c you can use this experience to generate better results in the future. The key question is, what have you learned from this and how can you apply it to future experiences. What ever you do, don't take it personally. I'm sure it is more of a reflection on them than on you.

    I have to run and get ready for a client now. Thank you for asking about me. I'll return later and fill you in a bit. If you come to NYC, which I certainly hope you do, I would love to meet you and your (then?) husband.

    Speak to you soon!
    3521 days ago
    Hiya hunni! Just wanted to stop by and say hello! Haven't spoken in a while! Hope your doing okay!!

    3527 days ago
    Welcome to the SparkGuy’s Savings Jar Club. This team motivates me to keep on top of all things financial. We can all use encouragement to budget and save. Let’s do this together!

    3530 days ago
    Sarah--Sorry it took so long to get back to you but I've been crazy busy here and I wanted to take time to look @ Sopwell House's web site.

    It's so exciting to me that you are getting married in the same place where your parents were married and you were christened. The continuity and tradition are so special. I've never heard of that here although I'm sure it has happened.

    I looked at Sopwell House. It is AMAZING. What a wonderful choice. It looks so beautifully maintained and yet homey and comfortable.

    When I work with a bride I do everything from selection of gowns for the bride and bridal party to the makeup (I am a makeup artist) to styling the outfit--veil, shoes, gloves, bouquet...I have also made quick fixes on the veil the day of the wedding, assisted the mother of the bride and generally been kind of a "lady in waiting" to do touchups and provide tissues and comfort during inevitable melt downs. I work with the photographer when necessary.

    I love being part of the excitement without being part of the drama (here there are always family and friend issues) or being responsible after the actual event.

    In any case, I can't wait to see a picture of your gown. If you have any questions, please ask away!

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    3532 days ago
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