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*Inspiration* Body scan of a 250lb and 120lb woman - I know which I'd rather be!

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*Inspiration* Me skinny at 19, weighing around 118lb (8st 6lb) .. I *will* get back there again!

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Summer 2010 ... Me fat at 34, weighing around 194lb (13st 12lb) .. *Sigh*

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2nd July 2011: In October 2010, I joined here at 194lb and lost the first 10lb then wandered away for a while ... I've been such a slacker! Luckily only put on a few pounds, now 191lb .. aarrgh! Starting *again* today! I've decided to start from scratch, loosely following Slimming World's plan as that's worked for me in the past. I'm also going to break it down into small goals. I've worked out that if I lose around 2lb each week I can be my body's perfect weight (122lb as I'm pretty short!) by 1st March.

GOAL BREAKDOWN with aim dates based on 2lb p/w loss:

3rd Jul 2011
13 st 9 = 191
Starting weight
(Size 20 - 22)

*DONE* 9th Jul 2011
13 st 7 lb = 189 (lost 2 lb)


4th Aug 2011
13st = 182 (lost 9lb = 4.5 weeks)
(Approx size 20)

28th Aug 2011
12 st 7 lb = 175 lb (lost 16 lb = 8 weeks)

22nd Sep 2011
12 st = 168 (lost 23 lb = 11.5 weeks) (Approx size 18)

16th Oct 2011
11 st 7 lb = 161 lb (lost 30 lb = 15 weeks)

10th Nov 2011
11 st = 154 (lost 37 lb = 18.5 weeks) (Approx size 16)

4th Dec 2011
10 st 7 lb = 147 lb (lost 44 lb = 22 weeks)

29th Dec 2011
10 st = 140 (lost 51 lb = 25.5 weeks) (Approx size 14)

22nd Jan 2012
9 st 7 lb = 133 lb (lost 58 lb = 29 weeks)

16th Feb 2012
9 st = 126 (lost 65 lb = 32.5 weeks) (Approx size 12)

1st Mar 2012
8 st 10 lb = 122 (lost 69 lb = 34.5 weeks)


***About me***

My weight has fluctuated since I was 17. By 18, when I was 9 months pregnant with my eldest son I weighed 182lb (13st) and then lost the weight through healthy eating, walking miles and miles and generally being very poor! :~)

From 19 - 25 I was happily settled at between 120lb - 130lb (8st 7lb - 9st 4lb). At 25 I met the love of my life :~)) I moved in with him and started slowly but surely putting on weight, partly due to stress, certainly by eating more and partly due to walking a lot less.

I'm definitely a very foody person and love big portions of home-cooked loveliness. After I gave up smoking 6 years ago, food became more of a treat to replace cigarettes and meals were sometimes followed by treats of cheese and crackers in the evening or a bottle of wine after a long day (ahem ... most days if I'm honest!) Uh-oh ... !

Recently I've been feeling *fat* ... not just a little overweight but pretty horribly *fat*! Also, I discovered a photo of myself holding my youngest son the day after he was born 5 years ago and the first thing I thought was how much thinner I looked (around 168lb or 12 st)!

I began dieting properly and dusted off the Wii Fit again a week or two ago and also, by coincidence I noticed a link on someone's blog to their SparkPeople page so I took a look and here I am :~)

I feel so inspired by this site and all the people on it! What a brilliant place :~)

Member Since: 11/14/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,389

My Goals:
My main goals is to get to the right weight for my height which is around 8st 10lb (122lb). Aiming to lose 2lb per week. Also intending to exercise more and get fit!

My Program:
I'm loosely following Slimming World, the basics of it. Also at the very beginning of exercising ... !

Personal Information:
I'm 35 and live in the UK. I'm a mum to 5 children and also work from home doing photography and webdesign.

Other Information:
Seek happiness, not approval :~)

Don't complain that others are in the dark, light a candle and show the way ...

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  • v CAROLYN0107
    emoticon Welcome to the Slowest Loser's Team. It is good to have you. Please introduce yourself in the Intro forum. Join any of the message threads that interest you or else start your own. I just posted a new Feb 15-19th challenge so please considering joining in on this.
    Best wishes on you meeting your goals to better health!

    Co-Leader- Slowest Loser's Team
    3669 days ago
  • v TOPBIRD1102
    Hello, just thought I would say well done for how you are doing. People like you provide encouragement for others like me who are just starting out on our weight loss journey(again)!

    Have added you as a Sparkfriend hope you dont mind.

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    3690 days ago
    CONGRATS on all of your tremendous work! It's been great getting to know you on the STARFISH challenge! Let's make it a great last week! emoticon
    3692 days ago
    Thank you for the Hula hoop! I have been thinking about trying it! I have not done it for years and don't know if I will be able to! My granddaughter has one too! The only thing is I have not got much room to use it, so it may have to wait till better weather and do it in the garden. You are quite close as you live near Winchester. I used to go to Winchester a lot to the record office, but have not been for a while. I see you do photography. My daughter used to be a photographer, but now she is a mental health nurse. She still takes a lot of photos though! What sort of photos do you take?
    3698 days ago
  • v JANET1017
    emoticon on the weight loss, well done Lou!
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    3698 days ago
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