Hi everyone, I'm Ali and I thought I'd start a diary to help me on my weight loss journey. My weight has crept up and up over the last decade till I'm now amply filling a size 20. I feel uncomfortable in my own skin at this weight and have decided to do something about it. Fasting is the diet that appeals to me most as it would fit in best with my life and something I feel I could stick at till goal and beyond. I've never really given any diet much of a go in the past but I think that now I am in the right positive frame of mind for giving it my all. I'm also doing it for the right reason...for me, not to please anyone else. Yes I would like the obvious health benefits of losing over 6 stones but to be honest my main reasons are vanity and being able to look good in a pair of skinny jeans! I intend on fasting at 500 calories 3 times a week and keeping the other 4 days reigned in at no more than 2000 calories. Sometimes my fast days may end up being 2 days in a row to fit in with social commitments but according to what I have read extensively online about fasting that isn't a problem. I will weigh in daily and record on here and will give a resume of my day's food. I'm not looking for quick results and intend to stick at this way of eating for as long as it takes and not jump ship or change plans as I have no real goal date in mind. It has taken me a long time to get to this size so I have to accept it will take time to remedy it. As long as my calories in are less than the calories I need I WILL lose weight. I look forward to getting to know you all and giving each other moral support as we all deal with our own weight battles.