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One year ago I started taking control again. I've been very ill for a long time and the weight just piled on it left me standing at 202,5kg on the scale. I cannot tell you in what a bad state I was. I had to have help with everything and if we would go out somewhere, I had to me pushed in my x-large extra strong wheelchair. My weight loss journey has never been easy and many years of struggling with health and my relationship with food. I'm almost down 40kg after one year. I still have 90kg to go! I need to make this work. My recovery depends on it.


***Its been fourteen days. I really don't know what made the switch to start again. No great epiphany, no breakdown, no lightbulb moment.... Just the fact that I am almost at a 180kg and I'm struggling to get through any task that I attempt. So after seeing the success friends and fo had on the low carb/high fat/medium protein way of doing things, I thought I use it as a start off point. In any case, giving up all sugars, and everything with more than one ingredient cannot be bad. Eating more healthy must be good, yes? :) So, I'm off again. I have 100kg to lose and keep it off. In this for the long haul.

***It is New Years Eve 2013 - On the 26th of December I decided that it is enough! 176.68kg - back at my highest weight since November 2007. Since then I've lost 4kg. I know this is mostly water weight, but I'll take it all the same.
Let us hope that in 2014 I can make it work again. I've done it once before, I can do it again.
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***After shedding over 60kg in two years time, I reached a plateau in July 2009.

I love the support I get from my SP friends. They cheer me along and help keep me focused. Thank you!

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***Hi, I am 34 and a Mom of two. I am on a mission to lose weight to improve my quality of life.

I've been at this for 2 years now. The first thing I did to enter this new lifestyle, was to buy myself a brand new scale. Due to my weight, it had to be an expensive digital scale that could hold my weight. I remember being so scared that it would be a waste of money!!

The second thing that happened, was that one day I was looking for healthy recipes, and found SP!! I joined immediately and never looked back. I've lost 60 pounds without a 'diet', a doctor, a dietitian,a personal trainer. Just using SP. Without the encouragement and inspiration I got here, I wouldn't have hold out for so long.

Only after I hit a month long plateau, my Psychologist(yes, I needed one :) )suggested I enroll in a program where they give you a eating plan and exercise plan and do follow ups regularly. So I thought, Mmmmm more support, I am in. So from the 6th of May I've been using them too.

(however, right now, I'm sort of doing my own thing again!)

After I lost a few kilograms. I started walking and could do only 5 minutes at a time in the beginning. Now I am doing 30 - 40 min of walking every second day and strenthtraining every other day.

I have lost a total of 130 pounds!And now people start noticing the change!That always gives me a little boost.

My health has improved.My cholesterol is down to normal levels and my insulin resistance is a lot better. My blood pressure is normal and my resting heart rate is down to 61. I am more active and my clothes fit better. My husband can put his arms around me more easily and my kids are noticing that I do things differently.

Thank you for coming to my page and sharing in my journey.

OH, YES. I WORK IN KILOGRAMS FOR MY WEIGHT. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS IN POUNDS, TIMES KG BY 2.2!


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