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  • Well that sure beats the cows and sheep we usually encounter on our hikes 😂 Although other hikers think I'm nuts walking through cows with my 6 year old on my back 😂
  • I lost 170lb then got stuck before gaining a little back I had to have a real hard look at what was going on in my life I had drifted into a relationship that was making me miserable. My activity levels day to day had gotten lower from me being low I was eyeballing portions instead of weighing and they had crept up I…
  • I have one friend who I text my daily weight to and will talk fitness with My 17 year old daughter knows as she sees me eat and hikes with me And that's it. It's no one else's business
  • I hate pics anyway but in my head I'm still the near 400lb woman I was. I convince myself I can't fit places, leave big gaps expecting to get stuck otherwise so it seems odd when I don't have issues But in pics all I see if the folds of skin. The bingo wings, the double stomach Would be great if I just never had to see…
  • I hate that side effect of the beta blockers I'm on It's dropped my heart rate by about 50 beats a minute and even when I'm going flat out with the exercising I struggle to get over 120 beats Down 11 and a half stone and now keep gaining and losing the same bloody stone 🙄
  • I used to have my diary open but closed it long ago from the unsolicited comments Things like "omg I would never eat that" answering with "well then it's a good job it's me eating then" was met with "if you care about your health you wouldn't eat anything processed" Sod right off with that. If you've not been asked to…
  • I started off very sedentary with 230lb to lose, I started off set at 2lb a week because Iat that weight I could spare the calories Now I have about 70 left to lose and have it set to 1lb a week so that hunger while not busy doesn't have me reaching for extras If I do have an active day then bonus, I can have a little…
  • I jumped back on my diet Monday, I'm a daily weigher so got to see what happens with daily fluctuations By Thursday it showed 8lb down....... Purely water from much lower carbs than I took in over the Christmas period. Then it started to show my weight going up, now 2lb up........ Its not a fat gain, I just really needed…
  • 2021 was a mixed bag for me Started ok, still losing slowly from 2020 Hiking in summer I had an accident. Slipped landing hard on rock so had to scale back exercise My relationship turned more and more abusive and I slipped back into eating my feelings and hardly left the house I've ended the year 5lb up from January 1st…
  • My daughters doctor tried to get me to agree to putting her on dopamax recently as she can't have the meds I take for my migraines....... Hard pass on that one doc She's special needs, she doesn't need her life making any harder
  • Yep they emailed members at the time, I did as told and changed. It immediately Last year I had a string of scam messages using that old password, reported those scammers immediately as I was well aware that they had bought old information
  • I'm never hungry when I wake up but always hungry at night So I don't eat until 1 to 2pm and have lunch, dinner at 6pm and supper about 9pm So long as you keep to your deficit it doesn't matter what time you eat, just try to stop before you fall asleep waking up with a mouthful of food isn't fun 😂
  • My last lot of bloods were deficiencies in vitamin D, calcium and iron I'm not sure I want to know what's gone south now 😂
  • My weights been going up and down the same few pounds since I had covid in december I think for me it's the fatigue. I'm so sluggish my exercise is no where near my usual amount which is putting me near maintenance since I havnt dropped my calories My doctor took bloods yesterday which have been flagged so I have to go for…
  • The half naked soft porn looking accounts don't really want friends I just reject those And I never click on links even from long term friends without an explanation of what it is and why they are sending it to me
  • Definitely a referral to a dietitian is the way to go I was bmi 40 in my last pregnancy after a rapid drop from bmi 70 She became invaluable as I was very unwell, she could tailor my diet in and out of hospital depending on what my body was doing at the time There's no way I could have kept myself balanced without her…
  • I'm pretty much living on soft foods due to jaw problems Soups and stews blended, mash and cheese, very soft mac and cheese I can fork mash and get down Porridge, rice pudding, Greek yogurt, custards etc I eat very slowly to give my body time to feel fuller, if I eat while I'm busy and not paying attention then yep I end…
  • I was given 5 years to live 😬 I was virtually immobile and as the mum of a disabled child she needed me to be able to lift her and move around carrying her I had been told I couldn't have anymore children....... After I lost the first 100lb I had a suprise pregnancy (second trimester loss) and then fell pregnant again with…
  • There's also a genetic element to how skin ages My mum died age 70 with hardly any wrinkles and she couldn't moisturise/use sun screen as she had no movement in her arms I'm closing in on 40 and have my mums skin type, hardly a wrinkle and ill be honest I only moisturise once in a blue moon as I'm so busy I'm a wash and…
  • Should point out I have 2 kids 15 year old girl with cerebral palsy and autism And my 5 year old boy born mid weight loss who's a ball of pure energy 😂
  • Thank you, it had to be done. I was given 5 years to live and was the single mum of a disabled child Losing weight made my son a possibility I was told I couldn't have more kids, we can't imagine life without him now and I can keep up with the kids (my son has autism and ADHD) and I can hike for hours with him on my back…
  • I joined February 2012 So far I've lost just over 170lb I lost and gained the same bit the first 2 years then slowed to standstill in 2016 with my suprise baby I still have 60-80lb to go I'm no longer virtually immobile
  • I take calcium and vitamin D as I have severe deficiencies and calcium is apparently leeching out my bones and teeth, doctor advised I try not to fall over 🙄 I take iron and folic acid due to deficiencies I have b12 injections on a regular schedule as I'm unable to absorb orally I take a double dose of multivitamin as per…
  • I weigh daily and log it on a weight trending app to smooth out the water fluctuations I have a digital scale that sends the weight to my phone because without my glasses on I can't see squat just blurs where the numbers should be The scales app on my phone shows me what my bmi is and a load of other things that aren't…
  • I started at almost 400lb and pretty immobile Creating a calorie deficit by weighing and logging ALL my food and measuring and logging all fluids with calories was the only thing I could do I set up my profile on MFP, they gave me a fairly high daily calorie go due to my size and I just needed to fit my food to that goal…
  • Mushrooms, lots of mushrooms (1.5kg and I top up at local shop) Quorn ham slices Whichever fruit my son has decided is the only fruit he eats that week
  • I caught it in December from my kiddos My 5 year old (non verbal ASD/ADHD) was calmer than normal, no bouncing about for 5 days with one super aggressive day which I think was likely pain related and then he was back to normal My older vulnerable child had horrific headaches, few days of cough and took a month to get her…
  • I've you've never needed one it's understandable you wouldn't know what it is Mine is rigid over my back with a wide strap that comes round the front from under bust down to my stomach with additional straps to move my shoulders back to a better position I also have braces for my feet as my joints are lax My daughter grew…
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