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Our little family, The Pickle is 5 days old, and the no sleep really shows!

Wedding in August 2016

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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 for 6 months, and until she was 2.5 years old). 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.

Member Since: 2/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 77,840

My Goals:
Get back to pre-pregnancy weight.

My Program:
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.

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

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    Glad you enjoyed Lac Cavayere. Thanks for your continuing support.
    4 hours ago
    Chicory isn't my favourite veggie either, but we bought a load as it was seasonal and cheap. It's better roasted, but plenty of garlic, onion and coriander helped wth the bitterness. Funnily enough, as a slaw it's more palatable for me.
    1 day ago
    Ha ha! That's funny. emoticon
    Chipotle peppers are hard to find here as well. When I do find them I use them cautiously as they are really expensive!
    When we went to San Diego to visit family in November I bought 3 small packets of ground chipotle and it was very inexpensive. Next time I go I will buy many packets and I can send some to you if you like. It won't be until November 2017...and only then depending on the craziness of U.S. politics.
    2 days ago
    Here's last night's recipe:
    2 days ago
    I learned to drive at 16 and had a car by 17. I sure love knowing how to drive. I can drive stick, a bus, truck (not an 18 wheeler though!), and I think the skill in invaluable. How else can we live like Road Warriors? I can drive a boat too. Water World!

    Maybe it's not too late for your hubs to learn. Stress escape from zombies as a real issue. He might go for it.
    3 days ago
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