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My goals are to lose weight, beat anxiety and depression and move into a sustainable lifestyle with regular exercise and healthy eating.

The sustainability is as important to me as the weight loss - this has to be something I can maintain longterm, I cannot keep on playing yoyo.

Before my first pregnancy I weighed 154 lbs. During the pregnancy I put on 30 lbs, lost it, got pregnant again, put it on again, lost it again, maintained for five years, got pregnant again, put it on again, didn't lose it and just kept piling it on and on until I hit 220 lbs and finally said enough is enough.

Latest update - 20 weeks with SparkPeople 44 pounds lost as at 14th March.

Antidepressant free for five weeks!

Member Since: 11/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 24,452

My Goals:
GOAL 1 - 13 STONE (182 lbs)
Reward - Garage gym

(154 lbs)
Reward - Renew wedding vows

(126 lbs)
Reward - Cruise

GOAL 4 - Maintain 9 stone for one year
Reward tbd


Complete a 5k in under 30 mins

Run a "real" 5k

Complete a 10k

Get into my red dress without a struggle/get it on over my legs not my head

My Program:
Firstly, I'm tracking everything I do into Spark People. Food and fitness. I love number crunching, so the graphs and stats are great for me.

I'm exercising every day - some cardio, some stretching, and drinking my 8 glasses of water. It seems to be working so far.

Personal Information:
I'm from Slough, which is a town just outside of London in the UK.

I'm 43, married with 3 children.

In October 2009 I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression following the death of my beloved Grandma. I was in a very bad state, lost my job, became agrophobic, had panic attacks and stopped caring for myself in every way. I put on a lot of weight during this time. Now, thanks to my wonderful family, my GP and counsellor I am much better - and still taking one step up out of the dark pit every single day.

Other Information:
I'm in the middle of writing a series of science fiction novels. Haven't managed to find an agent yet and might end up trying to sell electronically through Amazon or the like, but at least while I'm writing I'm not eating or feeling sorry for myself, so they're as much therapy as art.

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    I totally know what you mean i go through the same thing i get to 140lbs then seem to go up and up.I have three weddings this year and three very different dresses i want to wear so that's what i'm concentrating on at the moment buy smaller trousers believe me fitted clothes are a real reality check and soon get you thinking twice before you eat something.

    I'm much better now and i'm at a point where i have to do this for my sanity and it's heart breaking when the suns out and none of my clothes fit so i go around looking like a granny in baggy clothes i will lose this weight and wear the things i truely like.

    Chin up, forget what happened before and just move forward today one day at a time.

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    3329 days ago
    Hi i drop by to see how things are going.My first 5k is only 3 weeks away now and i'm doing well with my training my diet and water in take must be on par for these next few weeks so i can lose as much as possible before the big day. The scale has other ideas though and i'm not sure what i'll be wearing as the clothes i had for the race day don't fit still so i'll need a new set of clothes but i'm happy with my fitness at the mo.

    Let me know how your doing havn't heard from you in a while hope everything is still going well.
    3331 days ago
    Hey Janet! I hope you are feeling much better. It's the LAST week of BLC16 and the Sapphires are looking good! Let's really give these last 7 days a good effort and see if we can't go out of this round on top! Wouldn't it be cool if it was both our team AND you! WOO - Go Sapphires!

    Press On!

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    3333 days ago
    emoticon Have a wonderful weekend my friend emoticon
    3337 days ago
    Hi thaught i'd pop by and see how your doing.My pics are a little better and my running is going great.

    Sorry to hear your sick i'm a little under the weather too maybe it's this dam weather it doesn't know what season it's in lol.How's your blc going?Hope you get well soon emoticon
    3348 days ago
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