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    Wow Minerva - amazing pics !! You can and you ARE getting back ! You look beautiful xx

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    WI10-1lbs 10st 11lbs (S&S)
    WI11 Hopefully I can STS (Refeed/ JUDDD)
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    Total - 23lbs To go 19lbs

    Goal –Continue LLT until day 45, 15th Feb - DONE
    Goal – Move to LLL on 16th Feb - DONE
    Goal - Move to S&S on 25th Feb - DONE
    Goal - Move to JUDDD on 11th March - DONE

    Goal – Refeed and move down to 10st 7lbs by 31st March (2nd Stone) - 4lbs to go
    Goal - get to 10st by 30th Apri1 - 11lbs to go
    Goal - get to 9st 7lb by 30th May - 20lbs to go

    Goal – Start Exercise at least 3 times a week - Getting there! - DOING IT!



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    Thanks ladies - you're all so very kind!!

    I know I'll get there again, the fact that I've done it before makes it real and achievable I guess.

    And Curvy, you need to get some new glasses or something there is no one on earth that would call my blob-of-self beautiful!!

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    I'll try to take a picture every stone I drop, so next one at 13st, just so I can compare. O.o
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerva View Post
    Thanks ladies - you're all so very kind!!

    I know I'll get there again, the fact that I've done it before makes it real and achievable I guess.

    And Curvy, you need to get some new glasses or something there is no one on earth that would call my blob-of-self beautiful!!

    --

    I'll try to take a picture every stone I drop, so next one at 13st, just so I can compare. O.o
    Sorry but I agree with Curvy, you ARE beautiful!! xxx
    19th Feb - S/W 12st 6lbs

    SnS -
    Week 1 -11st 9lbs - 11lbs gone! + 12" loss overall
    Week 2 - 11st 8lbs - 1lb gone! + 10" loss
    Week 3 - 11st 4lbs - 4lbs gone + 3.75" Loss!
    Week 4 - 11st 1.5lbs - 2.5lbs gone! + 7.25" Loss!
    SnS MY way!
    Week 5 -11st 0.5lbs - 1lb gone! + 1" Loss!
    Week 6 - 10st 13.25lbs - 1.25lbs gone! Not Measured
    Week 7 - 10st 9.75lbs - 3.5lbs gone! + 3.5" Loss!
    TOTAL LOSSES FOR ALL WEEKS -24.25lbs & 37.5" inches lost!

    RESTART -

    11th May - 10st 13.0lbs
    18th May - 10st 8lbs
    20th May - 10st 13lbs - (weekend away, arrgghh!!)
    24th May - 10st 8lbs (after TWO days back on)





    Targets -
    - get in to 11's by end Feb! - DONE, 3 Days Early!
    - Get in to my size 12's again -DONE! 11th March 2013
    - Lose 1 stone -DONE - 12th March 2013
    - Get in to 10's by end of March 2013 - Done 2nd April 2013
    - 10st 10lbs by 1st May 2013 - DONE 6th April 2013
    - Lose 1.5 stone - DONE - 2nd April 2013
    - Lose 2 stone - only 2lbs to go!
    - 10st by end June 2013
    - Be comfortable in size 10/12's - DONE
    - Maintain and do not gain!










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    Lol - my eyes are fine !!! You are beautiful xx

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    LLife Total Start 1/1/13 12st 07lbs
    LLife Lite Start 16/02/13 11st 01lbs
    Slim & Save 25/02/13 10st 13lbs
    JUDDD 11/03/2013 10st 11lbs

    Weight Loss
    WI 0 12st 07lbs
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    WI 2 -2lbs 11st 10lbs (LL)
    WI 3 -1lbs 11st 09lbs (LL)
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    WI 7 -1lbs 11st 01lbs (LL)
    WI 8 -2lbs 10st 13lbs (S&S)
    WI 9 -1lbs 10st 12lbs (S&S)(TOTM)
    WI10-1lbs 10st 11lbs (S&S)
    WI11 Hopefully I can STS (Refeed/ JUDDD)
    WI12 (JUDDD)
    WI13 (JUDDD)

    Total - 23lbs To go 19lbs

    Goal –Continue LLT until day 45, 15th Feb - DONE
    Goal – Move to LLL on 16th Feb - DONE
    Goal - Move to S&S on 25th Feb - DONE
    Goal - Move to JUDDD on 11th March - DONE

    Goal – Refeed and move down to 10st 7lbs by 31st March (2nd Stone) - 4lbs to go
    Goal - get to 10st by 30th Apri1 - 11lbs to go
    Goal - get to 9st 7lb by 30th May - 20lbs to go

    Goal – Start Exercise at least 3 times a week - Getting there! - DOING IT!



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    Yep, I agree!!! You're a beautiful woman. Now accept that xxx
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    *eye twitches* raaarrrggghhhhh.... *note to self - don't argue with people, especially when NOT trying to fish for compliments*
    I hate compliments!

    So. Moving on!! I'm realising sitting on this forum is way too addictive O_o especially when I'm avoiding this studying that I reaaaaallllllyyyyyy have had up to here *gestures way above her head*. Just want it over now and get on with it! I'd rather be working!

    As dull as my job as a charity shop manager was (well not boring - but very repetitive), it was better than this! I could just go in and then go home and forget about it for a bit... with this.. it just hangs over me all the time ... and now I can't fall asleep at all with all the stress and worrying about exams, which leads to bad/lack of sleep - which in turn makes me a zombie the next day and unable to study properly ... stuff I don't even want to study anymore... arghhhh.

    Oh well. Just another .. 2 months to go, then a month of exams... wait, why did I just say that? *stress levels and eye twitch increasing* ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerva View Post
    *eye twitches* raaarrrggghhhhh.... *note to self - don't argue with people, especially when NOT trying to fish for compliments*
    I hate compliments!

    So. Moving on!! I'm realising sitting on this forum is way too addictive O_o especially when I'm avoiding this studying that I reaaaaallllllyyyyyy have had up to here *gestures way above her head*. Just want it over now and get on with it! I'd rather be working!

    As dull as my job as a charity shop manager was (well not boring - but very repetitive), it was better than this! I could just go in and then go home and forget about it for a bit... with this.. it just hangs over me all the time ... and now I can't fall asleep at all with all the stress and worrying about exams, which leads to bad/lack of sleep - which in turn makes me a zombie the next day and unable to study properly ... stuff I don't even want to study anymore... arghhhh.

    Oh well. Just another .. 2 months to go, then a month of exams... wait, why did I just say that? *stress levels and eye twitch increasing* ...
    It is very addictive! It's keeping me away from the fridge, so that's a good thing!

    Aww, don't envy you! Still, just think, in 3 months it will all be over. Sounds like a long time, but it will fly by.
    I remember the feeling only too well when I was doing a diploma a couple of years ago - and that was just one subject, how many are you doing?
    Try drinking Valerian tea, and spraying your room and pillow with lavender, they work a treat when used together!
    xxx
    19th Feb - S/W 12st 6lbs

    SnS -
    Week 1 -11st 9lbs - 11lbs gone! + 12" loss overall
    Week 2 - 11st 8lbs - 1lb gone! + 10" loss
    Week 3 - 11st 4lbs - 4lbs gone + 3.75" Loss!
    Week 4 - 11st 1.5lbs - 2.5lbs gone! + 7.25" Loss!
    SnS MY way!
    Week 5 -11st 0.5lbs - 1lb gone! + 1" Loss!
    Week 6 - 10st 13.25lbs - 1.25lbs gone! Not Measured
    Week 7 - 10st 9.75lbs - 3.5lbs gone! + 3.5" Loss!
    TOTAL LOSSES FOR ALL WEEKS -24.25lbs & 37.5" inches lost!

    RESTART -

    11th May - 10st 13.0lbs
    18th May - 10st 8lbs
    20th May - 10st 13lbs - (weekend away, arrgghh!!)
    24th May - 10st 8lbs (after TWO days back on)





    Targets -
    - get in to 11's by end Feb! - DONE, 3 Days Early!
    - Get in to my size 12's again -DONE! 11th March 2013
    - Lose 1 stone -DONE - 12th March 2013
    - Get in to 10's by end of March 2013 - Done 2nd April 2013
    - 10st 10lbs by 1st May 2013 - DONE 6th April 2013
    - Lose 1.5 stone - DONE - 2nd April 2013
    - Lose 2 stone - only 2lbs to go!
    - 10st by end June 2013
    - Be comfortable in size 10/12's - DONE
    - Maintain and do not gain!










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    Quote Originally Posted by NatM70 View Post
    It is very addictive! It's keeping me away from the fridge, so that's a good thing!

    Aww, don't envy you! Still, just think, in 3 months it will all be over. Sounds like a long time, but it will fly by.
    I remember the feeling only too well when I was doing a diploma a couple of years ago - and that was just one subject, how many are you doing?
    Try drinking Valerian tea, and spraying your room and pillow with lavender, they work a treat when used together!
    xxx
    At least I have nothing in the fridge to even look for... so that's a bonus! Plus, after doing LL the first time in 2008, my OH and I had gotten out of habit of snacking (so we never reintroduced any kind of snack cupboard - except a fruit bowl!)... we've also tried to stick to 3 meals per day and no snacks in-between. So the boredom snacking issue isn't so much a problem for me to be honest, just the plain dull and persisting hunger from this diet No, it doesn't go away in some people, I've just learned to ignore it!

    What subject did you do your diploma in?

    I'm a bit of a degree fiend, I'm on my third... I made the awful mistake and went for a graduate diploma in Law. The subject is interesting and fairly straight forward - my main concern is the large amount of disconnected information (names of cases) and the written exam purely from memory alone! I'm AWFUL at memorisation - I wish I knew this before I took it on!!

    I think my next degree will be something more fun, Fine Art maybe - as I'm fairly good at drawing... or maybe I'll go with a PhD in Criminology as I REALLY enjoy academia, theoretical research and reading stuff, making my own observations ... etc. But not for a few years - I think PhD when I have a baby - so that I have something to do when I'm a stay at home mum!!

    For now I have to finish this one - and try to find a job. Quite hard when I have ZERO confidence and fairly limited paid work experience (though I do have a lot of volunteer experience in offices/shops etc... doesn't seem to be enough)!
    Last edited by Minerva : 25th February, 2013 at 09:45 AM
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    Week 3 -2 Week 7 - ?
    Week 4 -? Week 8 - ?

    Goals 2014: 14st / 13st7/ 13st / 12st7 / BMI 30 / 12st / 11st 7 / 11st / 10st7 / BMI 25 / 10st


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    I don't think the hunger is going to go for me either, arrghhh!

    In Fine Art - That's what I do for a living - paint, draw, exhibit, etc. Doesn't pay the bills tho (as yet!), so I also work part time for hubby doing all his paperwork (hate it!).

    Blimey, how many degree's! That's brilliant tho, well done you! If you enjoy drawing, etc., am sure you'll enjoy that next

    I'm going to do Art History next, after I've finished writing my second novel. It's fitting everything in, because looking after a baby is not as easy as I thought it would be, lol!!

    Awww, I know what you mean re confidence - I HATE interviews to start with! Fingers crossed you find something - with your qualifications, and obvious intelligence, you should do!

    xxx
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    19th Feb - S/W 12st 6lbs

    SnS -
    Week 1 -11st 9lbs - 11lbs gone! + 12" loss overall
    Week 2 - 11st 8lbs - 1lb gone! + 10" loss
    Week 3 - 11st 4lbs - 4lbs gone + 3.75" Loss!
    Week 4 - 11st 1.5lbs - 2.5lbs gone! + 7.25" Loss!
    SnS MY way!
    Week 5 -11st 0.5lbs - 1lb gone! + 1" Loss!
    Week 6 - 10st 13.25lbs - 1.25lbs gone! Not Measured
    Week 7 - 10st 9.75lbs - 3.5lbs gone! + 3.5" Loss!
    TOTAL LOSSES FOR ALL WEEKS -24.25lbs & 37.5" inches lost!

    RESTART -

    11th May - 10st 13.0lbs
    18th May - 10st 8lbs
    20th May - 10st 13lbs - (weekend away, arrgghh!!)
    24th May - 10st 8lbs (after TWO days back on)





    Targets -
    - get in to 11's by end Feb! - DONE, 3 Days Early!
    - Get in to my size 12's again -DONE! 11th March 2013
    - Lose 1 stone -DONE - 12th March 2013
    - Get in to 10's by end of March 2013 - Done 2nd April 2013
    - 10st 10lbs by 1st May 2013 - DONE 6th April 2013
    - Lose 1.5 stone - DONE - 2nd April 2013
    - Lose 2 stone - only 2lbs to go!
    - 10st by end June 2013
    - Be comfortable in size 10/12's - DONE
    - Maintain and do not gain!










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    Minerva - OMG that is amazing how many degrees does a girl need!! Goood for you!! - Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight... Just think only a few more months!xxx (hugs)




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    Weight Loss
    WI 0 12st 07lbs
    WI 1 -8lbs 11st 12lbs (LL)
    WI 2 -2lbs 11st 10lbs (LL)
    WI 3 -1lbs 11st 09lbs (LL)
    WI 4 -3lbs 11st 06lbs (LL)
    WI 5 -2lbs 11st 04lbs (LL)
    WI 6 -2lbs 11st 02lbs (LL)
    WI 7 -1lbs 11st 01lbs (LL)
    WI 8 -2lbs 10st 13lbs (S&S)
    WI 9 -1lbs 10st 12lbs (S&S)(TOTM)
    WI10-1lbs 10st 11lbs (S&S)
    WI11 Hopefully I can STS (Refeed/ JUDDD)
    WI12 (JUDDD)
    WI13 (JUDDD)

    Total - 23lbs To go 19lbs

    Goal –Continue LLT until day 45, 15th Feb - DONE
    Goal – Move to LLL on 16th Feb - DONE
    Goal - Move to S&S on 25th Feb - DONE
    Goal - Move to JUDDD on 11th March - DONE

    Goal – Refeed and move down to 10st 7lbs by 31st March (2nd Stone) - 4lbs to go
    Goal - get to 10st by 30th Apri1 - 11lbs to go
    Goal - get to 9st 7lb by 30th May - 20lbs to go

    Goal – Start Exercise at least 3 times a week - Getting there! - DOING IT!



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    I only study because I've somehow avoided going into the 'real' world of jobs. It's a strange one - I want to, but no idea how. My parents have been awfully over-protective (not letting me out of the house unsupervised until I was 18 or so) and have always said "You don't need a job, don't bother trying" and my dad's been awful in putting me off every single thing, he's very dismissive and patronising.

    Now I'm 26 and am REALLY struggling. All the job tips and advice about CV's and interviews and what to apply for - has come from my OH! He's a lovely fellow and always wants to help everyone out with everything, he's even gone on job hunts with me, reads over my CV, tries to coach me on interview techniques, bless him... He's a good man. I feel hopeless at my age, I should have achieved more by now, experience wise... which is such a huge block.

    My dad's a good man too, but his standards are way too high on one hand and on the other - he doesn't want us (my sister and I) to work. I don't even know what the heck he wants anymore. He's got an extremely high IQ, intellectually, but socially - NONE - at least where parenting is concerned... I love him to pieces, but I can only remember ONE time he's said he's proud of me. Now I just feel like I'm letting him down constantly.

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    So... day 57.

    Another 2lb down since Thursday - I'm switching my Wi day to Mondays from Thursdays, so weighed myself today - next time, Monday. I'm stopping going to LL for weigh ins as it's just silly, I don't take her measurement into account at all, I only go out of loyalty... and some of the packs are still pretty good. May as well make the switch to S&S completely, as making the trek over there feels a bit pointless. I don't feel I need that control anymore - from someone else weighing me, I thought I did in the beginning, but... doesn't matter. I'm my own boss now, I'm doing this diet for me, not for some lady for a weigh in at the end of the week. I want to feel better, not be fat in the summer and maybe not feel so damn lumpy for my birthday this year (in May).

    But with 7-8 lb per month, it feels a bit... disappointing. This diet is supposed to yield better losses than this. Still, the break 'away' from food has been beneficial and that's the point. I needed to take a step back and reassess my portions and what I was eating. It simply got out of control - portion sizes were too big and eating the wrong thing - too much pasta and bread, which are my trigger foods anyway. It is good to re-evaluate my daily needs, made me see I CAN survive on 700-800 calories a day, I DON'T need to eat all the time, I CAN push through the hunger, I DON'T need such large portions... etc.

    So I've decided I'll keep on S&S until after my exams (1st June) and see what weight I'm at then. I find calorie restriction - while it makes it more challenging to study, it also focuses me and there are no food distractions (which actually take such a large amount of time sometimes...).
    THEORETICALLY at 8lb loss per month - I could lose 24 lb and be at around 12st 2 by then, which is below BMI 30. Then I'll reassess - but probably keep going until about 10st 7ish at which point I may do a re-feed and go to something like JuDDD to lose the rest slower and to regain control of calorie intake per day. MyFitnessPal will be my best friend I'm sure I'm getting into the habit of logging it every day now - even though it seems rather pointless with just logging packs!

    It's good to have a plan!
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    Well done hun!! 2lbs is great... I understand your thinking about moving away from LL - you are in CONTROL!


    Great minds think alike - I was just thinking that I would like to move to something like JUDDD or 5:2 for maintenance - I still have a way to go and it looks like it will probably be mid to late april before I hit my goal.

    What can i say about Dads, my dad is also very over protective of me - even though i am 36! - BTH he has always pushed for me to be independent and has been quite hard on me.. If i am honest I am grateful as it has made me in to the person I am ... Maybe you should have a chat with him and let him know your feelings?

    xx




    LLife Total Start 1/1/13 12st 07lbs
    LLife Lite Start 16/02/13 11st 01lbs
    Slim & Save 25/02/13 10st 13lbs
    JUDDD 11/03/2013 10st 11lbs

    Weight Loss
    WI 0 12st 07lbs
    WI 1 -8lbs 11st 12lbs (LL)
    WI 2 -2lbs 11st 10lbs (LL)
    WI 3 -1lbs 11st 09lbs (LL)
    WI 4 -3lbs 11st 06lbs (LL)
    WI 5 -2lbs 11st 04lbs (LL)
    WI 6 -2lbs 11st 02lbs (LL)
    WI 7 -1lbs 11st 01lbs (LL)
    WI 8 -2lbs 10st 13lbs (S&S)
    WI 9 -1lbs 10st 12lbs (S&S)(TOTM)
    WI10-1lbs 10st 11lbs (S&S)
    WI11 Hopefully I can STS (Refeed/ JUDDD)
    WI12 (JUDDD)
    WI13 (JUDDD)

    Total - 23lbs To go 19lbs

    Goal –Continue LLT until day 45, 15th Feb - DONE
    Goal – Move to LLL on 16th Feb - DONE
    Goal - Move to S&S on 25th Feb - DONE
    Goal - Move to JUDDD on 11th March - DONE

    Goal – Refeed and move down to 10st 7lbs by 31st March (2nd Stone) - 4lbs to go
    Goal - get to 10st by 30th Apri1 - 11lbs to go
    Goal - get to 9st 7lb by 30th May - 20lbs to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curvy1 View Post
    Well done hun!! 2lbs is great... I understand your thinking about moving away from LL - you are in CONTROL!

    Great minds think alike - I was just thinking that I would like to move to something like JUDDD or 5:2 for maintenance - I still have a way to go and it looks like it will probably be mid to late april before I hit my goal.

    What can i say about Dads, my dad is also very over protective of me - even though i am 36! - BTH he has always pushed for me to be independent and has been quite hard on me.. If i am honest I am grateful as it has made me in to the person I am ... Maybe you should have a chat with him and let him know your feelings?
    xx
    I think JuDDD is better if you still want to lose weight (as it's 3 down 4 up?) and 5:2 for more maintenance purposes? I first heard of it as Lyle's parents are doing it since January. We've introduced them to S&S packs so that cooking on the low days has become easier! His dad was absolutely disgusted at Zero Noodles though (and we got the lot ! Score!). Aaaaand since you and I are doing packs now, the low days really won't bother us as much as it does those who are coming down to that level. Fully sustainable I'd say.

    You're 36? Really? I thought you look much younger in your photo!! Like 28-30. BTW - been meaning to say (without trying to sound weird...) STUNNING photo. You're so so so beautiful.

    Dads - Lyle's parents have always pushed him to be independent too, since he was 12 or so. That's why he knows what to do here. I came to England when I was 10 - so in a way my dad has old Russian views of society and no knowledge of the ins and outs of this one (job wise at least). I've been kept indoors, kept safe, due to various factors in my past... Talking to him is pointless, he's not that sort of dad. He's the kindest, most intelligent (IQ - Einstein levels - I'm not kidding) and caring person, but with the high IQ his social and emotional understanding is something he has to THINK about, it's not something he really gets. For example: when my granny died, I wanted to go to the funeral and he asked me 'Why?' (Not in an insensitive way, but just trying to understand what motivation I had... Quite innocent question from him). If he had it his way, he'd do the funeral very quickly, on his own - without understanding that people need to say their goodbyes.
    But having said that, we don't live near each other anymore, so now i just deal with the residual guilt of failure and inability to satisfy him because I can't get a 'high paying' job like he expects!!

    Oh well. Maybe on some level he expects me to be a mum with some crappy job - like most women in the Soviet Union! And in all honesty, I'd probably be pretty happy with that. I want to be a mum. Never thought I'd say this, but I'm ready for all that ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NatM70 View Post
    I don't think the hunger is going to go for me either, arrghhh!

    In Fine Art - That's what I do for a living - paint, draw, exhibit, etc. Doesn't pay the bills tho (as yet!), so I also work part time for hubby doing all his paperwork (hate it!).

    Blimey, how many degree's! That's brilliant tho, well done you! If you enjoy drawing, etc., am sure you'll enjoy that next

    I'm going to do Art History next, after I've finished writing my second novel. It's fitting everything in, because looking after a baby is not as easy as I thought it would be, lol!!

    Awww, I know what you mean re confidence - I HATE interviews to start with! Fingers crossed you find something - with your qualifications, and obvious intelligence, you should do!

    xxx
    I wish I did Fine Art in all honesty! I was going to apply for it when I was doing Art Foundation after school was finished. But, something told me I wanted to study something else, so went for Sociology instead. Wow, what are your novels about? I've always been awful at writing from imagination and terrible at telling stories!!
    What sort of things do you draw and paint?
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    aww hun!!

    ok - the way I look at it is that you cant have the best of relationships with all your family... I have really close bond with my dad, but not so much with my mum, I love my sister in law ( my OH sister) but I really dont get on with my own sisters? experience tells me that sometimes you need to accept it and stop trying to please? not every relationship will be good.

    Be yourself and eventually people/relations will accept you and get on with life.


    Thanks for the complement. yep I am 37 years old in August.

    I met my husband when i was 16 and we got married when i was 19 ( in Asian families you are either single or married, there is nothing in between :-) ) And my parents were dead against us being together, but gave me the independence to make the decision...

    It was really tough going and there was a lot tension in both families - my M-I-L was very tough, and she really did make life difficult at first. Things changed when I had my fisrt son at 22! ( he has just turned 14!) children seem to bring the family together.. then when my other 2 kids arrived things have def gotton better. My dad absolutley loves my OH and he calls him more that he does me now!!

    We have been married nearly 18 years now and over time I have become really close with my In laws and even my M-I-L, she did realise that I was not as bad as she thought! and that i was really building a good life with her son and grandkids. If I am honest she still resents me for taking her son away - but it very grateful that I have given her grandchildren and built a stable home (with the OH)

    we have learnt to co-exist and she does actually "ask" rather than tell now..

    So relationships do change over time but over time people have to learn to accept you as you are... there is really no point in trying to change yourself to please others.

    i think you will make a fab mum xxx


    Thanks for the info on JUDDD - I will be looking in to it nearer the time - we will move to that forum soon :-)


    Enjoy the noodles!!! - I still have to try mine!




    LLife Total Start 1/1/13 12st 07lbs
    LLife Lite Start 16/02/13 11st 01lbs
    Slim & Save 25/02/13 10st 13lbs
    JUDDD 11/03/2013 10st 11lbs

    Weight Loss
    WI 0 12st 07lbs
    WI 1 -8lbs 11st 12lbs (LL)
    WI 2 -2lbs 11st 10lbs (LL)
    WI 3 -1lbs 11st 09lbs (LL)
    WI 4 -3lbs 11st 06lbs (LL)
    WI 5 -2lbs 11st 04lbs (LL)
    WI 6 -2lbs 11st 02lbs (LL)
    WI 7 -1lbs 11st 01lbs (LL)
    WI 8 -2lbs 10st 13lbs (S&S)
    WI 9 -1lbs 10st 12lbs (S&S)(TOTM)
    WI10-1lbs 10st 11lbs (S&S)
    WI11 Hopefully I can STS (Refeed/ JUDDD)
    WI12 (JUDDD)
    WI13 (JUDDD)

    Total - 23lbs To go 19lbs

    Goal –Continue LLT until day 45, 15th Feb - DONE
    Goal – Move to LLL on 16th Feb - DONE
    Goal - Move to S&S on 25th Feb - DONE
    Goal - Move to JUDDD on 11th March - DONE

    Goal – Refeed and move down to 10st 7lbs by 31st March (2nd Stone) - 4lbs to go
    Goal - get to 10st by 30th Apri1 - 11lbs to go
    Goal - get to 9st 7lb by 30th May - 20lbs to go

    Goal – Start Exercise at least 3 times a week - Getting there! - DOING IT!



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