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    ican's journey to freedom

    I am new here so hope it's ok to start a diary. I am hoping it helps me keep on track. Here is my story.

    For the last 3 years I have told anyone that would listen that I was joining slimming world, I was going to lose weight and be healthy. No one believed me and I didn't either. I come from a big family, in both numbers and weight. My Dad is a big man. My younger sister on the other hand is a skinny minnie. 5'9 and a size 12 (lucky girl!!). We always had family gatherings with so much food and for as longs as I remember it was all deep fried. I have always been bigger than the average person but it didn't really bother me. I fell pregnant with my eldest daughter at 15 in 2003 and suffered with terrible post natal depression, this is where the real issues started. I become a comfort eater almost over night and no longer went out much to get any form of exercise. By the time I was 18 I was working 2 jobs and drinking all weekend. I met my husbans in November 2007, he is also over weight. I remember we used to have a 'junk draw' filled with crisps, chocolate, popcorn and so much more. We would refil it almost daily.

    We had been together a while when we decided to start trying for a baby, 3 miscarriages followed within 2 years. The doctors diagnosed me with lupus anticoagulant. I almost jumped for joy knowing it wasn't down to my weight. A few months later we found out we were expecting again, feeling a lot more positive this time around due to new medication. 3 days later we were married. I was so happy even though I wasn't wearing the dress of my dreams due to it not being big enough. I was still honoured to be his wife. Unknown to us at the time a few short months later our world would be destroyed.
    2 weeks before Christmas 2009 we were given devastating news at our 20 week scan. Our baby boy was very poorly. On January 22nd 2010 our son was born sleeping. Our much wanted baby had died. Although I had my eldest I could barely look after myself so she moved in with my parents for a few months. I seen her every single day. I ate and ate and ate, then I ate some more. I was depressed and it was my comfort.

    Since losing our son we went on to have 2 more daughters. They are nearly 2 and 6 weeks old. It is because of my children I am here now. Why I am on my journey to be free of the way food controls me.

    2 weeks ago on the spur of the moment I joined slimming world. I was so scared about going, I called the leader before hand and arranged to go a little earlier. I tipped the scales at a whopping 22st 2lbs. That was a turning point for me, I want to see my babies grow into beautiful women and become a grandmother. I am scared that if I don't lose weight I won't see that.
    I went back last week for my first weigh in and had lost 8lb. Everyone told me how well I had done but in my head I knew you lost the most in the first week so this week will tell me more. I am aiming for slimmer of the week this time and I am so focused on getting it.

    So, this is my journey. Feel free to follow, stalk or comment
    04.07.13- 22St 2lb
    11.07.13: -8lb 1/2 stone award
    18.07.13: -4.5lb
    25.07.13: -2.5lb 1 stone and bronze body magic award
    01.08.13: -2lb
    08.08.13: -2.5lb
    15.08.13: -1.5lb 1 1/2 stone award
    22.08.13: STS
    29.08.13: -4lb

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    Goal Date: 1st April 2014


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    Hi there, welcome to Minimins

    You've really been through a lot in the last few years, I can understand the emotional eating that came with it.

    Good on you for joining up to SW and a huge well done on 8lbs in your first week, that's fantastic!

    Will keep dropping in to see how you're doing

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    Re: ican's journey to freedom

    Week 2, day 5- I am a secret alcoholic (not really!) and a serial weigher!!

    I have spent the last 5 years being pregnant at some point. Alcohol was always a treat for me and not something I indulged in often. My youngest daughter is nearly 7 weeks old and with the sun beaming down at an average 25º every day all I can think about is a bottle of wine or southern comfort sat in the garden with my chubby feet in the pool. It's ridiculous how much I want it, more than chocolate (and that's saying something). I want to open a nice bottle of red but know I won't stop at one glass and I have worked too hard the last 2 weeks to throw it away on a binge! So, I am going to attempt some mocktails and see if the craving subsides. Any recipes would be greatly appreciated.

    My husband has been doing sw at home and doing really well, we bought a scales for him and I promised I wouldn't use them, knowing they wouldn't be calibrated the same as the scales in group. Yea, so 2 weeks on and I weigh like 5 times a day. It's the first thing I do when I get up in the morning. I am not taking much notice of the numbers as such just as long as they keep going down and not up. I thought food controlled me but now its the scales!!

    I have spent 25 years being morbidly obese (<< flattering words huh?) I can't believe it took me so long to join sw, by far one of the most positive things happening in my life right now. It's the first time I have taken weight loss seriously. The first time I have fully believed I CAN DO THIS! The craving for comfort food is slowly subsiding, I no longer want to munch a pasty, eat 10 packets of crisps and a family size chocolate bar in one sitting (not forgetting a huge bowl of ice cream, chocolate brownies and half a bottle of chocolate sauce for afters). I can finally make choices regrading what I put in my body and every day I am learning more about self control and willpower.

    If I can do this you can too! My weigh in is on Thursday evening at 6pm so I will update then. I am aiming for slimmer of the week so wish me luck!!
    04.07.13- 22St 2lb
    11.07.13: -8lb 1/2 stone award
    18.07.13: -4.5lb
    25.07.13: -2.5lb 1 stone and bronze body magic award
    01.08.13: -2lb
    08.08.13: -2.5lb
    15.08.13: -1.5lb 1 1/2 stone award
    22.08.13: STS
    29.08.13: -4lb

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    Re: ican's journey to freedom

    Week 2, day 6- Exercise is BAD for you

    Yesterday I had done hardly any walking and in had recorded a fitness program on sky+ so decided to give it a go. I grabbed 2 tins of beans to use as weights and cracked on. Mistake number 1 was doing no warming up what so ever. Mistake number 2 was thinking I was anywhere near ready for a proper work out. I have woken up today and my left shoulder, elbow and all across my chest is in agony so I have come to the conclusion that exercise is bad for me and will be sticking to walking for the foreseeable future. The silly things we do to be skinny!!
    04.07.13- 22St 2lb
    11.07.13: -8lb 1/2 stone award
    18.07.13: -4.5lb
    25.07.13: -2.5lb 1 stone and bronze body magic award
    01.08.13: -2lb
    08.08.13: -2.5lb
    15.08.13: -1.5lb 1 1/2 stone award
    22.08.13: STS
    29.08.13: -4lb

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    Re: ican's journey to freedom

    Week 2, WI day- Your going down!!

    Had a pretty good week, could have done some more walking, this is my target for this week. I went this week desperately wanting slimmer of the week. I jumped on the scales and I have lost 4.5lb (yay) and I thought I may have just scraped it but oh no, not a chance. Along comes Les (the guy I view as my main rival) he blew me out of the water with a 6lb loss!! (well done Les) He really did deserve it but next week he is going down In total I have lost 12.5lb total in 2 weeks. I don't think I have ever lost that amount of weight in my life. I have 1.5lb to go until my 1 stone award and I am hoping that will be next week, in fact, I know it will feeling very positive. Bring on the next 7 days
    04.07.13- 22St 2lb
    11.07.13: -8lb 1/2 stone award
    18.07.13: -4.5lb
    25.07.13: -2.5lb 1 stone and bronze body magic award
    01.08.13: -2lb
    08.08.13: -2.5lb
    15.08.13: -1.5lb 1 1/2 stone award
    22.08.13: STS
    29.08.13: -4lb

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    Re: ican's journey to freedom

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    I have left you a post on your other page

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    Re: ican's journey to freedom

    Week 3, Day 2- Today has been tough!!

    I don't know what it is about this weather but it is starting to drive me crazy! All I have wanted to do today is eat but not cook. I could have quite easily of tucked into a pasty, crisps and chocolate at any given moment but I didn't. I made cottage pie for the first time ever and every one went back for seconds! I have used all 15 syns today and just don't feel satisfied. I am so proud that I didn't cave in but cannot wait to wake up to a cooked breakfast in the morning!
    My SW leader posted in our Facebook group to say she had a tredmill free to collector. I gave her a call and she told me that someone maybe collecting it but would let me know if anything changed. Well, it did so as of Monday I will be the proud owner of a tredmill and I cannot wait. I am like a kid at Christmas! today has been tough but tomorrow is another day and with only 1.5lb to go until my 1 stone award I won't be caving yet, even though on Monday I am making some seriously delicious teacher gifts (I can and will resist the cake)
    Sweet dreams
    04.07.13- 22St 2lb
    11.07.13: -8lb 1/2 stone award
    18.07.13: -4.5lb
    25.07.13: -2.5lb 1 stone and bronze body magic award
    01.08.13: -2lb
    08.08.13: -2.5lb
    15.08.13: -1.5lb 1 1/2 stone award
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    29.08.13: -4lb

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    % Lost 30.25%

    ican's journey to freedom

    Here to subscribe! Good luck with your journey xx
    Follow my food diary here: http://www.minimins.com/silver-membe...8-4-a-132.html

    29/04/2013 - 11st 8lb
    29/04/2014 - 8st 1.5lbs
    Target - 8st 4lbs

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    As you say, tomorrow is another day so look forward to it

    Well done on the treadmill, bet you can't wait to get started on it

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    Re: ican's journey to freedom

    Quote Originally Posted by TashaIreland View Post
    Here to subscribe! Good luck with your journey xx
    Thank you. I can't promise it will be overly interesting but I will do my best x
    04.07.13- 22St 2lb
    11.07.13: -8lb 1/2 stone award
    18.07.13: -4.5lb
    25.07.13: -2.5lb 1 stone and bronze body magic award
    01.08.13: -2lb
    08.08.13: -2.5lb
    15.08.13: -1.5lb 1 1/2 stone award
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    29.08.13: -4lb

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    Re: ican's journey to freedom

    Quote Originally Posted by Cee33 View Post
    As you say, tomorrow is another day so look forward to it

    Well done on the treadmill, bet you can't wait to get started on it
    Thank you. I am so excited to get it although I probably won't be saying that after being on it lol x
    04.07.13- 22St 2lb
    11.07.13: -8lb 1/2 stone award
    18.07.13: -4.5lb
    25.07.13: -2.5lb 1 stone and bronze body magic award
    01.08.13: -2lb
    08.08.13: -2.5lb
    15.08.13: -1.5lb 1 1/2 stone award
    22.08.13: STS
    29.08.13: -4lb

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    Re: ican's journey to freedom

    Just thought I would share my lunch. Chicken salad with hard boiled eggs....so yummy!!
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    04.07.13- 22St 2lb
    11.07.13: -8lb 1/2 stone award
    18.07.13: -4.5lb
    25.07.13: -2.5lb 1 stone and bronze body magic award
    01.08.13: -2lb
    08.08.13: -2.5lb
    15.08.13: -1.5lb 1 1/2 stone award
    22.08.13: STS
    29.08.13: -4lb

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    Re: ican's journey to freedom

    vanilla, chocolate and strawberry 2 syn cupcakes. They are not great! Need to teak the recipe and then I can share
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    04.07.13- 22St 2lb
    11.07.13: -8lb 1/2 stone award
    18.07.13: -4.5lb
    25.07.13: -2.5lb 1 stone and bronze body magic award
    01.08.13: -2lb
    08.08.13: -2.5lb
    15.08.13: -1.5lb 1 1/2 stone award
    22.08.13: STS
    29.08.13: -4lb

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    Hello,

    Ive been having a little read. You've had an awful time so no wonder things got foody!
    Youre doing amazing so far and Im very impressed!

    Ive read of some people buying the ready mixed alcohol can from Asda
    eg Bacardi and coke, southern comfort and coke - then you only have one serving so know its the 2.5 syns (Im not sure though so check!)

    Hope you beat Les this week! My weigh in date is a Thursday too x

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    I buy the ready mixed ones; check before you buy as I THINK that the pound ones is Asda are 75 cals which makes them 7.5 syns for 2 but the Gordon's have more alcohol they are 1.6 units and as such are more syns, possibly closer to 5 each. Not call have calories on the cans either which is a pain!! It does mean 2 drinks are 2 drinks tho and no sneaky extras, which I know I am dreadful for!!!

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