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Black August (long)


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S: 15st2lb C: 12st1lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 3st1lb(20.28%)
Right!! I'm back, I'm bad and I'm ready to shift some fat :p

I have had an awful time over the last month....which will forever be known as Black August.
It all started to go downhill on Thursday 13th of August when I received a note through the door from a concerned neighbour, that my cat had been killed the night before and her body was just 4 doors up. I had been just about to go out and look for her when I saw the note on my door mat. She was just 1 year old to the month....RIP Coco.
Then, 3 days later I received a phone call informing me that my cousin had been killed on his motorbike...he was 39 and had left 3 kids. One of which is the same age as my little girl...7 :( I hadn't seen him in quite a while, but we had been very close s kids. Having holidays together both at home and abroad. It was one of those relationships where you don't need to keep in touch but when you do see each other it's like it was only yesterday that you saw each other last and have loads to chat about.

Then, 1 week later I find out that my mum is jetting over to Florida because my aunt had an accident and was unlikely to survive. My mum got there the day before she died. I was extremely close to this aunt as we had lived together from the age of about 10 - 22, she never married until late in life and never had kids. Telling my sister & I that she already had kids....us.
My OH and I were planning our wedding to be in Florida and it was only a couple of months ago that she went to some venues and town halls for information leaflets for us. She ws so happy that we had chosen to have our wedding over there with her :cry:

So...to try and cut this extremely long story down to just a long essay. I have not felt like planning or cooking. Basically I couldn't have given a fig.
We buried the cat in the garden. I had to wait nearly 2 weeks for my cousins funeral (Autopsy) and we had our own little farewell drinks to my aunt on the day and time of her cremation and memorial.
Then last weekend we had a wedding which all went t1t's up :rolleyes: and we ended up stopping at a chinese restaurant on the way home.
And last but not least, my sister and family surprised me on Sunday morning with 4 bottle of red wine, a small bottle of bacardi for me and then went out for a huge Chinese take out which they brought home....but at least I still lost 0.5 that week....lol. How??? I have no idea :cool:

So that is my tale of woe, just in case any one wondered where I'd sloped off too :(

September is a brand new month and one which I hope is going to be a damned sight happier :sigh:
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Hey hun, good to see you again.
What a cr*p month. Not much more a can say except that it really is cr*p but hope you are doing okay now and managing to focus on yourself a bit.
I really hope September is better for you.
S: 14st13lb C: 14st7lb BMI: 30 Loss: 0st6lb(2.87%)
anyone would find it hard with all that going on in their life so dont feel bad.
september can only be better!!


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S: 16st6lb C: 16st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 41 Loss: 0st6lb(2.61%)
Im sorry you had such a terrible month.
Welcome back and I hope september is good for you


Wishing and hoping!

Thats sound like some month of events, I would not feel guilty at all about messing up with your diet. In fact it is impressive that you have such a positive view to start a september afresh new start. well done you and wish you all the best :)


Slow but sure....
S: 22st0lb C: 19st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 55.1 Loss: 2st7lb(11.36%)
Oh Ninja, what a horrible month you've had, no wonder you were not in the mood for any sort of dieting, it's not surprising.

But, as you say September is a new month and a new start - so good luck to you for your weight loss, good to see you back again, we did miss you. X
S: 16st4lb C: 14st1lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 30.9 Loss: 2st3lb(13.6%)
Hi Ninja, I know I can't say anything helpful, so "welcome back and Ihope you have a much better September". With best wishes, Tracy

Mrs V

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S: 21st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 9st2lb(42.52%)
Awww Hun...what a dismal month you have had! This month can only get better for you and I hope that it does.
Dont fret about eating plans at this stage, just concentrate on getting into a better feeling within yourself.

ya no what babe-without sounding extremley rude and hope no offence is taken but bugger the diet when you have bad family times such as those, eating will not have been your main priority sweety ans so what if you have put a few lbs on- you and i both know you will get it bk off if you want to!! ive had a real bad week this week 3yrs monday since my mom passed away when i was 22 ! however not remotely as bad as the things you have been through((((big hugs))) to you and my thoughts are with you and your family!!
keep strong hunny
laura xx


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S: 15st2lb C: 12st1lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 3st1lb(20.28%)
Thanks for everyone's best wishes and hugs.
I know I don't have to explain myself to you at all, but I just wanted to share and get it all off my chest so's to speak.

I didn't do too bad with weight gain and I stayed to group, even though after this weekend with my sister turning up I was dreading getting on those scales and explaining my failures to group...again. In total I've put 2.5 lbs on over this month. Wk 1 = +1lb, Wk2 = +1lb, Wk3 = -1lb, wk4 = +2lb and then finally this week, wk5 = -0.5lb so I'm pleased I managed some damage limitation.

On a good note I bought the Oct issue of SW mag this week and cooked the steak, frites and pepper sauce....it was gorgeous and really easy to make. I really recommend it.:)

Now if only I could find some quark I could make some of the other recipes.:rolleyes:


Mad old Bat with Attitude
S: 14st5lb
You hung in there and you still lost! Well done and I hope that you have a really good September xx


I will succeed!!!
S: 13st3lb C: 12st8.5lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.4 Loss: 0st8.5lb(4.59%)
Oh Ninja :-(

I am so sorry for your losses. It breaks my heart to write 'es' at the end of that - it seems so cruel to have had so much going on.

In tims like these words sometimes don't do enough, but my thoughts are with you and your family.

Hugs to you xxxx

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