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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: 113,007

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 Pani?
    Happy Boxing Day( at least that is what I think it is over the pond, eh?LOL)

    4781 days ago
  • v ZHULIA
    Hi Renia! Remember me? THe sparkpeople drop out? I'm 38 weeks pregnant and desperate to get this baby out so others can start carrying her around... I just logged into sp because they started sending me 20 emails a day, when I did I thought I'd check on you guys...

    Look at you! Remember when we were "racing" to get below 200? Look at you know! I've of course gone the other way with the baby weight, but can't wait to get that spark back and hit the pavement walking...

    I know if may seem like you've stalled (per your page), but you're still down a lot and I'm very envious!

    Keep it up ... I'll be back on SP in January or February so hopefully we can talk more!

    Take care,

    4784 days ago
  • v 1BAYLADY
    Hello Renia. I'm stopping by to let you know that I'm thinking of you and Sabina. I know that you're going through a quiet time right now, but I'm missing our conversations. If something is troubling you, I'm here to listen. In 15 Days it'll be A NEW YEAR! I hope that 2008 holds many blessings for you! You are a dear friend of mine, and I want you to be happy!

    With Love, ~Sheri~
    4790 days ago
  • v CYNTHIAS50
    Hello Renia :-} Just wanted to say you are missed!
    4794 days ago
  • v JENNIFER61678
    HI! Sorry I have been out of touch for so long! We were out of state for 2 months this summer and no sooner than we got home school started, and within a month we relocated for my husbands job and are now living in Georgia! Soooo..... been a busy and hectic time and now that we got internet again( live way out in the country and they took their sweet time connecting it!) I am back and wanted to let you know I have missed your sweet face and all your precious support you have given me this year!! Hope to hear from you soon Renia =p
    4805 days ago