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I decided to loose 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 pregnancy 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). I didn't care much about myself at all. 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. I read a wonderful quote by a guy who was over 400lbs and lost, by himself. to 185lbs... he said "If you cannot commit to your life, how can you commit to anything in it?" How true is that? If your goals and ambitions and your LIFE are less important than a pizza or a cake then it really IS time to re-evaluate yourself.

Member Since: 2/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 70,192

My Goals:
Get back to pre-pregnancy weight.

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Education... learning about whats in our foods, whats good nutrition.

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I live in England, on the West Coast, in Blackpool, I grew up near Cambridge.

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I am married and have one daughter, 2 cats. love reading, films, cooking.

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    I forgot about Donovan - he didn't come up on the Jango channel I was listening to. I used to play Bob Dylan and Carole King on the piano when I was a teenager and drone along with it!

    St Ives is obviously a lot smaller than Blackpool - but they do try to extend the season slightly with a September Festival in the last two weeks, and a December in St Ives thing. It has a very busy Xmas/New Year week - the goes quiet in Jan/Feb with a slight surge around Valentine's Day. There's nothing here except restaurants and beaches. Tate St Ives is closed at the moment - but only dedicated artists would come just for the galleries and painting workshops etc.

    Hope your washing dries - it's sunny and 'fresh' here today (or should I say 'at the moment!)
    17 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 8/23/2016 8:55:26 AM
    Hi! So sorry for not coming back and leaving a thank you comment on my Blog. After I wrote my blog, I just went off and focused. I just want to say THANK YOU for coming by and leaving your tracks on my page. I really appreciate it. I have been going back on my bike which I feel is better for me. Today I rode for nearly two miles, I have been testing the waters out with my new bike which is not as good as my previous bike, so have been taking it easy, to feel if it can take my weight. So far so good, which means I can try and go further.

    I note you were feeling down the other day, well, listen, you can do whatever you set yourself to do and believe in doing. Whatever your troubles may be, you are in control.

    Enjoy the rest of your day!
    1 day ago
    have a cuppa after that walk - it stopped raining here this afternoon, but is VERY windy (good for drying the washing!)

    I did clock the chocolate-covered sunflower seeds and considered them........ mmmmight get some.

    Some of my avocado will go over chilli beans served on a baked potato. Some of it might go in a sandwich. Some might go in a smoothie! It's lovely stuff, eh?!
    1 day ago
    I just noticed your ticker this morning - 119lbs lost. You were carrying around a whole ME! You must be so strong! Aren't our bodies amazing? Keep going Pookie. I've checked out some Greek recipes for next week - they all seem pretty similar to me!
    1 day ago
    Yay! I got to Lidl's at 10.45 to find a crowd of people outside - it doesn't open until 11am on a Sunday! I did well with the offers - stocking up on lentils, porridge, chickpeas, muesli - picking up the garlic, potatoes, mange-tout peas, avocado, bananas. They didn't have the leaflets for next week up yet - so I'm going to check it out on-line. I went 2 quid over my budget (spent 17 instead of 15) due to picking up some chocolate-covered waffles, and some spicy rice-cakes which were NOT on my list! Thanks for encouraging me, and being my Lidl buddy!
    Little Buddy

    2 days ago
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