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In 2016 Dad had a minor stroke, then they discovered he had problems affecting heart & eyes as well. He needed quite a bit more support, my stress levels went up as did my blood pressure and cholesterol. Concentrating on Dad rather than me, IBS-wise &weight-wise I went backwards - by Jan 2017 I was at an all time high of 248lbs (17st10lbs). I was also diagnosed as pre-diabetic.

Doc referred me to slimming world, but I needed to get my IBS under control so combining SW and Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It looks daunting, 80lbs to lose, so I am breaking it down into 3 main stages with loads of mini goals to keep me motivated!

Dad sadly died in February 2017, so I was struggling to stick to my allocated syn limit on slimming world.... it was either give up or adjust to something I could cope with. I decided to double my syns limit - I figured even if I didn't lose, that would curb my comfort eating while I went through the first stages of grieving.

Starting date: 12th Jan 2017
Health goals:
1) Get my guts in order
2) Get off blood pressure medication
3) avoid statins
4) avoid diabetes

Weight loss goals:
Two interim goals of 224lbs(16st) and 196lbs(14st), then a final goal of 168lbs(12 stone). That still leaves me technically overweight, but quite frankly, I don't care as long as my health is good :-)

Member Since: 10/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 11,989

My Goals:
Mini goals:
* 243lbs - BMI less than 40 *** achieved 25/1/17 ***
* 238lbs - 10lbs lost, now 17st *** achieved 22/2/17 ***
* 235lbs - 5% body weight lost *** achieved 22/2/17 ***
* 234lbs - 1 stone lost *** achieved 22/3/17 ***
* 228lbs - 20lbs lost *** achieved 10/5/17 ***
* 224lbs - *** Interim Goal 1 - 16st*** *** achieved 21/6/17 ***
* 223lbs - 10% body weight lost *** achieved 28/6/17 ***
* 220lbs - 2 stone lost *** achieved 19/7/17 ***
* 218lbs - 30lbs lost *** achieved 19/7/17 ***
* 213lbs - BMI less than 35
* 211lbs - 15% body weight lost
* 210lbs - now 15st
* 208lbs - 40lbs lost
* 206lbs - 3 stone lost
* 199lbs - significant milestone to have 1 as the first digit :-)
* 198lbs - 20% body weight lost AND 50lbs lost
* 196lbs - *** Interim goal 2 - 14st ***
* 188lbs - 60 lbs lost
* 186lbs - 25% body weight lost
* 182lbs - now 13st
* 192lbs - 4 stone lost
* 182lbs - BMI less than 30
* 178lbs - 70lbs lost / 6 stone lost

My Program:
Diet: SCD/Slimming World - yeah, I know, strange combination!!

Exercise: Walk/Swim/Stationery bike

Personal Information:
just North of London, UK

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Cross stitcher
Retired IT professional

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    Thanks for stopping by. Definite kudos on your streaks!!! Way to go!!!
    4568 days ago
    I wanted to let you know that I completed my first 5k and am still alive. My daughter and I are going to do two more that are coming up within the next month. My daughter (Hannah) finished in first place in her age group (females only) but she was too far off from the boys time.

    I am really proud of her.

    Just wanted to tell you about the 5k since you wished me luck.

    4570 days ago
  • v JOH03100
    Thanks for the note on my page about my 5K. The weather turned out to be horrible so my husband and I did not run. However, I did run in one earlier in the month so I do have one under my belt. We live in ND so winter is soon to be upon us, so I won't have any more chances for races until March or April. However, I am just starting to train for my first half marathon and plan to blog about it, so you can check up on me on my site for that!

    Here's to a weekend of healthy choices!!!
    4573 days ago
  • v BELINDA30
    thank you for the encouragment. Good luck to you. Have a wonderful weekend. emoticon
    4573 days ago
    Hi, glad you stopped by my page. Thanks for wishing me luck for the 5k I am doing. I'll need it I am sure. It looks like you are already doing pretty good with the weight loss. This site has helped me a lot. Hope it does the same for you.

    Keep in touch.

    By the way, I love to cross-stitch.

    4573 days ago
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