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Don't sacrifice what you really want for what you want right now.

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!

Taking myself seriously and doing this all for myself is how I have achieved this.

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 ...
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!

Taking myself seriously and doing this all for myself is how I have achieved this.

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.
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Member Since: 2/21/2009

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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, I grew up near Cambridge.

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I am married and have one daughter, 2 cats.

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MARUKI52
2/1/2016 5:24:06 AM

Might you be interested in SOSA exercise classes? I ask because I have received an email from these people today and they speak about The International Fitness Showcase (IFS) at Blackpool Winter Gardens from Friday 18th-Sunday 20th March 2016 where you can take taster classes.

I've never been myself because there is not a class near enough to me but I liked the sound of using dance as exercise.

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WOUBBIE
1/25/2016 6:45:02 PM

I'm glad you found my comments helpful. Maybe, in the long run, thoughtfully filtering your daughter's experiences with her Memaw will actually help YOU heal from some of the hurts too.



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POLSKARENIA
1/25/2016 4:18:14 PM

Keep doing what you're doing. You're right, as a mum, your responsibility is first and foremost to protect your beautiful daughter. As long as you do that, you'll never go wrong. Sending hugs.



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BUDGETMAW
1/25/2016 3:28:14 PM

Sounds to me like you ARE handling it in an adult manner. Sometimes the adult thing to do is to recognize your limits and act within them. while leaving open the option of acting differently later. You are being a good role model for your daughter!



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POLSKARENIA
1/22/2016 8:58:57 AM

Thanks Pookie, I love lentils!



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