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  1. Sonya73

    Sonya73 Full Member

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    Well, last summer I weighed 17st... then in August I split up from my partner. I have lost just over three stone, from a combination of cooking less (no motivation to cook for myself), stress (often not felt like eating too much) and making an effort to keep it up when I realised I was losing weight.
    I am now 13st 12 lbs, and want to get down to about 10st10, to 11 stone. I'm about 5ft 7, but have a large frame, and felt my best when at this weight in my early 20s.
    Now I need to find the motivation to carry on, and also to try and eat more healthily... I know that I haven't always been doing that over the last few months.
    This forum seems like a supportive and inspirational community, and I hope I can continue to lose weight, whilst regaining some sort of normality in my eating patterns - I need to find the motivation to cook for one! I find eating alone rather depressing to be honest, and really enjoy cooking for other people - so I tend to eat best when I have visitors, or go out to eat.
    I lost a few stone about five years ago, when I had gallstones, and avoided anything over 5% fat, and I'm wondering whether thats what I should do again now...
    Any thoughts appreciated!
    Sonya
     
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    hey hun :) your in the right place the people here are so lovely and supportive and if u have any questions just ask..everyone helps each other..it sounds like you've had a rough time of it but you've lost loads of weight already so well done!! i lost lots of weight about 5 yrs ago i had gallstones too but also acute pancreatitis which almost killed me...but i put the weight back on again :(
    good luck with the rest of your weight loss journey xxxxxxxx
     
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    thanks, yes, I got acute pancreatitis too - it wasn't until that point that the gallstones were diagnosed... it was the most painful thing I've ever experienced in my life! Still, the pain served as a very good motivation to stay away from the cheese and butter....

    Yeah, it's been a tough few months, but onwards and upwards, hey?

    thanks for your kind words, it really is appreciated!
     
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    oh my god the worst pain ever..apparently its one of the most traumatic things u can go through i agree..ill never foget it as long as i live..i was in agony for months before they even diagnosed me.. i was the same couldnt eat any fats i lost so much weight but i was so sick i didnt care!! im glad your ok now :) xxxx
     
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    Hi and welcome. Good luck with the pounds. And congratulations you are doing very well

    Irene xx
     
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    hi hun welcome to minimins i am following s/w but one of my friends is following rosemary conley very succesfully i don't know much about her plan but know she has to keep the fats low but what ever plan u choose good luck with it :)
     
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    thanks for your kind messages - i need to get motivated again, I seem to have stuck this week!
     
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    lost another couple of lbs... not far to go till I am only overweight, not obese!!
     
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    hi hun well done on ur loss hope u have a good week ;)
     
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    thanks valerie - only just spotted your message! :)
     
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    I am following Rosemary conley, well I use her recipes largely. I was 14st 2 and now 12st 6. I want to be around 11st too as 5ft7. I think whatever u follow u gotta make a lifetime commitment to follow and that's where I always seem to go wrong!! Well done so far you're doing fantastically x
     
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    thankyou - you are doing fab too!

    Ive just updated my profile numbers - I have lost that 2lbs, and now my BMI is under 30!!! For the first time in about 13 or 14 years I think!

    Good luck on reaching the 11 stone mark - you are certainly well on your way!

    Last time I was 11 stone I was in my late teens I think - and whilst I've never been skinny, I was comfortable with myself at that weight.

    I agree, it's changing habits long term that matter... but at the moment I am going through a lot of change in my life, and trying to make a new start on lots of fronts, so I am hoping that will make it easier in a way... I am now single, and I feel altogether more in charge of my own destiny (well, as much as we ever can be, I know so much is beyond our control in reality!).

    Lots of things are uncertain for me at the moment, and it can be disconcerting, but I also feel that I have more freedom, and more choices... and it's down to me how I use that freedom - I am really trying to change myself, and to reflect on mistakes I have made in life, and to move forwards with as much positivity as I can, and losing weight is all part and parcel of that.
     
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    Thats amazing well done. It's a long hard road losing weight I'm struggling but hoping if I do a week back on fat attack fortnight then that might kickstart me again. Keep up the good work xxx
     
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    thanks, what is fat attack fortnight?
     
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    On Rosemary conleys amazing inch loss plan it's 1200 cals per day for fortnight she sets out how many for each meal and snacks and no alcohol too x
     
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