Wow I for one am so glad you set this site up. It has been my life line.
Dear Mini (and others)
I didn't realise the history of this amazing forum; well done for being the one to take the plunge. It's an inspirational story; how can we make sure that all new joiners get to see the history of minimins AND, in fact, current users? I bet many don't know of Mini's efforts (as well as her son's and others!)!
THANK YOU for making such a huge difference to so many. This story is TRULY inspirational.
- Rep Power
Hi Mrs. L,
Kate Aylesbury was the trigger for me when I saw her in Women's Own and the point I was trying to make is that we must claim our success and let others know by telling our own success stories, for had she not been in Women's Own telling her story I would not of seen her and who knows where I would be today???
I wrote this today in response to thread started by a member called MaxieP
saying how hard they find it to feel they deserve their weight loss of six stone as they found the diet so easy and that to say anything about it, feels like bragging...
I guess I am trying to say how important it is to tell your success story as it maybe the inspiration to light the fire under someone else.
I hope it is coming across like this.
Love Mini xxx
Last edited by Mini : 20th July, 2007 at 09:18 AM
Well I for one am delighted Discovery had to close for maintenance, I know I wouldnt have done as well as I am without Minimins.
A big thank you to Mini and Pierce for this great site, its great to see it growing the way it is.
I think the story would be a great 'sticky' thread, its nice to hear how everything came about
Originally Posted by sonkie
Originally Posted by Mrs Lard
Thank you all for your lovely comments.
Originally Posted by Starlight
I have stuck the thread
The others have already said all Iwant to say, & pierce has taken the decision to make it sticky before I began to nag him to do it but I'm not called motor-mouth for nothing.
I agree absolutley with Mini.
I'm only where I am today because of a lucky sequence of events.
My background, briefly is of staggering weight gain during four pregnancies, an delay in tackling the problem during plenty of post natal depression & finally, after losing 3 1/2 stone by myself over 18 months, I developed pneumonia ( but was too stupid to realise it). I was dragging myself about & responded to the lack of any strength by complying with my bodies demands for bread & biccies.
3 months & a course of antibiotics later I was fine again but pretty well all the weight had gone back on.
the best part of 2 years hard work...GONE. I began to see my future as shut in the world of fat with all the limitations that brings with it.
1.Driving into Worcester one morning I saw a bulletin board outside a local PO headlineing the amazing losses of Mandy from Evesham.
2. It stuck in my head, so when I got home I googled the Worcester Evening News & read the complete story on line.
The Name Cambridge Diet rang a bell in my miserable fat brain.
3. I then went to the Cambridge Web Site. Read all I could find, got the details of a Counsellor. Not as it happens the one who lives closest , but who covers my rural Area.
4. I paced the bedroom for 20 mins before summoning up the courage to ring her. She answered immediatly & was so easy to talk to,so kind & understanding, so confidence building without being pushy. I was hooked. Something clicked. It turned out she lives about 1 hr drive away down the motorway & there are counsellors within 10miles of me, but I'd chosen her & that was that.
5. As soon as we met I also knew that something different was about to happen. She made me believe in myself.
6. the first 2 weeks were hard,really hard, but any one can put in an extra effort for 2 weeks. Things were going well,I was at adrop in session with my CDC when I overheard her telling another customer about Minimins. I earwigged with all my might.
7. By bedtime i was a member here. Mini's has given me:
--Diversion when the nibbles have threatened.
--Information whenever i wanted it & saved my poor CDCfrom hundreds of phone calls.
--Support, reassurance, friendship, praise & a good laugh from people who understand in a way that the family can't.
--The opportunity to repay the debt in kind to other on the site.
--The confidence to Apply & Train for & now begin to work as a Cambridge counsellor.
I'm now a smidge over 6stone lighter. I feel better physically,mentally & spiritually. My husband gets a real thrill when someone tells him how good I'm looking. The children are no longer embarrassed by my size, (though they still are by everything I say).
All this from a glimpse of a newspaper hoarding from the car on a cold January morning.
Thanyou Mini, Pierce, My CDC, Dr Howard, forum members. xxx
Last edited by Pierce : 20th July, 2007 at 11:26 AM
That was good to read, I had wondered how Minimins was born!
I was with DH first, and then as Mini says, the site went down for a few days to update, and I crossed over to Minimins, it was the best thing I ever did. I found inspiration, support, laughter and sometimes tears, but there was always someone who would help, and hopefully someone I could help, as I first did Lipotrim 9 years ago. I love the site, I love the people, I love the friendships I have made and the stories therein.
Thank you ever so much Mini and Pierce, you have been part of my life for over a year and I love you all x x x x
That took me back. And it is amazing how one success story can flick that switch in our brain. Bravo to Mini and Pierce for this place, and to each and every one of us that posts here each day, bringing a smile to people's faces, a little hope and masses of support.
Took me back too
I came over here as Discovery Health went down and Minimins was born and never went back!!!!
What a great thread! Thanks all for sharing! I know I wouldnt have gotthis far without you all! Thanks for al the hard work!
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