Hello! I am Holly W. I am 18, and I have been trying to lose weight since 2011. I am 5'1" and weigh 8st 8. In the past, I have had success with low-carb and vegan lifestyles. I didn't take to veganism in order to lose weight, but it was a nice side effect. Because I currently live in a psychiatric hospital, undergoing treatment for a psychotic episode, I'm finding it difficult to control my meals, and my weight is going up and up. Here I am, to nip this in the bud.