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15th January 2018
2017 was a yoyo year, not least because of my broken ankle in late August. Up until then, the weightloss was steady, 15 pounds down. At first, this stayed off, maybe because of the extra weight with the surgical boot, but when the boot came off and the pain remained, the weight came back on... then my wellbeing suffered and I stayed away. The end of the year was not too bad, in that no more weight came on, but I needed the first two weeks of the new year to psych myself up for the SP comeback. Ankle still not right, but regardless, I can do this! So here I am....

23rd March 2017. Started the year well, but lots has been happening and so ed to refocus in order to make those pounds melt away faster. Exercise is doing great things to my physique, but need to translate that success into my weight and clothes size! The 5% Spring Challenge should help me do just that, as long as I track my food, easing off the fats and sodium....

21st October 2016. This year has been hectic in so many ways so far, but I'm back on the straight and narrow, even in France!
I started back at a gym in January in preparation for my hysterectomy in March. I took time out for 3 months but returned there after 11 weeks. My weight has yo-yoed but I am fitter and have a new fitness program that I can use in the UK gym or here at home in France! 1 pound heavier now than at January 1, no big deal. I will still have lost a sensible amount of weight by December 31 and be much fitter too.

Been there, done it so many times I've lost count. Over the last 3 years have been yoyoing in the right vague direction. Time now to stop the yoyoing and live the slim life permanently. Life has been gradually improving in lots of ways. I need to confirm this in all areas of my life......

20th November 2007, it's all slowed down and needs re-starting!! I need to revise my goals. My goal weight of 168 pounds is attainable by 10th march 2008, my next birthday, so here goes...
After that it's heading for 160 pounds!!

2008 has started and so has my re-birth in SP terms. Want to lose another 20-30 pounds in 2008, having managed to lose and keep of 20 pounds in 2007. I want to lose at least the first 10 by my birthday, which is 10th March, so that is attainable. Tracking, exercising, lots of water and posting on the threads is the way ahead.....

2008 started so-o-o well!! Then it went right downhill, and back to square 1. Want to lose those 20-30 pounds, but somehow the motivation is lacking somewhat. I know the weather's no excuse, but it's easier to just sit here chatting and posting rather than get off my backside and exercise properly.....

28th March, well those 3 months went by, and the weight went down and up again, so 2 days ago decided to take the bull by the horns and have another fresh start. Beauty makeover and photo session booked for 17 weeks time, so something to aim for!!

11th August 2012. It's been a bit up and down again! I still haven't given up though because I know that it can be done and I CAN do it!!

2nd January 2016
Ok, so 2015 wasn't a complete washout. 8 pounds down since May is the right direction, albeit slow. 2016 WILL be better!

Member Since: 1/1/2007

Fitness Minutes: 115,773

My Goals:
I'm looking to finally start living my life as a slim person, so that I can once and for all permanently become that slim person, so that my daughter can be as proud of me as I am of her.

My Program:
I am tracking my food and exercise daily, justifying what I do to myself so that the temptations are fewer and easier to resist.

Personal Information:
My name is Renia, renia@maybanks.net, from London, living here with my husband and daughter after living all over England for the past 33 years.

Other Information:
I want to be slim more than to succumb to the temptation of that snack/chocolate. I want to be there for my daughter in as fit a way as possible.

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    Hey Renia, great to see you on the Community Team! You're doing terrific with your weightloss. I don't post much on the 40 Somethings board anymore, so I guess we don't run into each other. But if you're interested, I belong to a 5% challenge team. We're starting a new challenge in a few weeks (lose 5% in 13 weeks), and I'd love for you to join my team (the CareBears). Let me know if you're interested.
    5045 days ago
    Hi Renia! I am doing well. I am down 8 pounds since christmas. I was sick pretty much for a month, so fell backwards some. I am now back on my game plan. I hope you are doing well. This is just a great site and I am glad that I found it. Thanks for checking in on me.

    5045 days ago
    Welcome to the SP Community Team!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! On your weight loss so far!!!! I look forward to getting to know you better in the months to come...see you on the boards!!!! Much love!!!!

    5046 days ago
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    Hi Renia, just wanted to welcome you to the Team, and congrats on losing. each day is easier, but I still make a boo-boo on occasion. but I'm going to win the battle, and so are you. have a gr8 week.

    5047 days ago
    Howdy, Renia! Thanks for the invite to come visit your page.

    Humm... a little about myself... I'm 47 years-old, divorced, with no children. I hate saying I'm divorced because that would imply that you loved and lost over a course of YEARS. With me, I married my best friend after 5 fantastic years of dating, only to become "His Wife." I did not sign up to be "His Wife" and therefore failed at it miserably. Since he had no interest in being "My Partner," the marriage only lasted 1.5 years. Shortly thereafter my Mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so I've been taking care of her for the past 15 years. While always heavy (12's) and dreaming of single digits, the weight really packed on over the past 5 years as my Mom's illness progressed. I found this web site looking for a calorie counter and here I am! 7lbs thinner and making new friends...who knew?

    I love that you are from England and will "hear" your lovely accent with each posting I read.

    Congrats at getting under the 200 mark...you look well on your way.


    5047 days ago