Third time's the charm... And Hello from Kansas!
Hey everyone! My name is Laura-Jayne and this isn't my first time using MiniMins - in fact, it's my third (bet you couldn't have guessed that already!)
I used to frequent this site quite a lot a few years back, and it was a massive inspiration, offering daily motivation and played a huge part of my weight loss journey back then. I'm not sure if any of the people I used to speak to still come on this forum (or even remember me) but they changed me a lot, and for that I am thankful.
Anyway, a lot has changed from back then - I met an amazing American boy online who was crazy enough to meet up with me; two years after this we got engaged and then in November last year I took the massive step and moved to Kansas, USA, to finally be with him! On January 25th 2014 we got married, and here I am being a stay-at-home wife in America's heartland!
Well, America is a very easy country to let eating get the better of you, and boy did I let it get the better of me! By 2012, I had dropped from 183+lb to 139lb. 2013, I was averaging 140-149lb. Since getting to the USA, I have hit 169lbs and it's time to stop. I'm now at 166lb and I decided it's time to go back to Old Faithful - Slimming World.
So here I am. Back on track, signed up to the US Slimming World and introducing my lovely husband to the world of enjoying a bazillion fruit/veggies a day (slight exaggeration there...)
I can't wait to make more friends, and hopefully help motivate people on MiniMin's - weight-loss motivation aside, being at home all day every day (I'm not allowed to work for a while as conditions of Visa) is extremely difficult, being only 25 and without any of my family. I'm just annoyed at myself for not coming back sooner!
Anyway, if you've made it this far, I applaud you for not getting bored somewhere in the middle of my ramble.