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I'm Wendy, 54 and live in Leicester, UK. I'm a Christian Spiritualist (religion) and trying to become more spiritually aware of God and his love.
Always tiny as a child (I was 36 inches high at 7, the height of an average 2yr old), As a young woman, I was a size zero 31.5-23-34 and just 4ft 10. At my heaviest, I used to have a BMI of 38.5 (only just under seriously obese) and 46-40-46, now its 24.6.1 and I'm 34-28-35, in size 8 jeans.
My doctor and a dietitian advised me to eat lots of bread, potatoes, pasta and rice but the only weight loss success I have had is by cutting them out and I started losing about 1-2 lbs a week! I keep a variety of fish, lean meat, cheese, veggies and sugar free jellies in, which I make up with frozen berries into small tupperwares and serve with a big dollop of plain pro-bio yogurt. My snacks include mixed unsalted nuts, dried fruit, high fibre flax meal and coconut, both creamed in a solid block and unsweetened for baking. I try not to go more than 3-4 hrs without a small meal and have lots of 10-20 gm snacks. I also make up meals to freeze, using my slowcooker.


Member Since: 7/31/2006

Fitness Minutes: 546

My Goals:
I''d like to walk down my street without the local yobbos houting "Hey fat bitch!"
I want to wear slim, pretty clothes again, instead of slopping around in comfy cover ups.
Do those exercises and shape up !
Find a nice man !


My Program:
I''m trying to follow the Atkins diet combined with the GI (stable blood sugar). I enjoy fruit, salad and veg, so find it hard to keep the carbs low and the cals up but I usually eat very healthy and low fat. I also drink 8-10 beer bottles of chilled water a day and rarely have alcohol : (



Personal Information:
I had angina and a heart attack at 44, due to years of unhappy marriage, being left destitute and homeless by my ex and a 3.5 yr divorce, being a single parent, studying for an Honours Degree (just missed being in the 3% of 1st !), working part-time at Sainsburys supermarket and having to cycle 4-6 miles and walk 2 miles a day. I was diagnosed with acute Hashimoto's Hypothroidism (Myxodema) and I have to take 150mcg Levothyroxine daily and still have metabolism problems. I have since suffered violent ASBO neighbours, 7 stolen and wrecked vehicles, 2 burglaries and being mugged twice because I lost my lovely home in a nice area.


Other Information:
It hurts when other people see me as fat and assume I am a couch potato eating greasy take aways, chips and chocolate, when I only used to eat a small portion of each once a month, I don''t even do that now.
I've have been so depressed about my shape and my 'hypo' symptoms of carpal tunnel, ME. fibromyalgia and early Alheimer's, that I have been anorexic and sometimes had only 300-600 cals a day in my desperate efforts to lose weight .




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  • v LOSEWEIGHTNOW07
    Hi Wendy-
    How are you? Doing pretty well here. I haven't been watching close what I have eaten this week and kind of afraid to get of the scale. Hope you're doing well!
    4987 days ago
  • v MIRANDYM
    Thanks for welcoming me to your team! I hope to get to know you all better! I really catch flack form my family for being the short one(I'm somewhere between 5'2" and 5'3") I hope to get into better shape so that I want have to carry all this weight on this tiny little frame! Thanks for visiting me!
    4990 days ago
  • v MISSOURI_RAIN
    Hi Wendy,
    Thank you so much for dropping in to see me, and for the kind words, I need to get my behind in gear if I'm going to finish this journey.
    Hugs,
    Maggie
    4990 days ago
  • v SJS3068
    Thank you for the welcome!! \Your page alone is motivation to me!!
    4991 days ago
  • v KFF_FLY
    Welcome to the Vitamin challenge! You are doing so well on your goals, way to go! I'm so glad you've decided to make healthy choices along with us. I read your story, and am so proud of you for perservering during the hard times. So many others would have just given up. You are an inspiration. Best wishes, Kim
    4991 days ago
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