On 04/04/13 I joined Slimming World. I have done it before but have really struggled in past years whilst looking after ill parents and a stressful job to do more than lose more than about 2 stone then regain, lose again etc. every time I tried to start again I'd either get viral illnesses or be dealing with hospital admissions or care home issues. Sadly they both passed away within 3 months of each other in early 2011 and then had their home to clear etc upshot being I lost a bit gained a bit as you do. Next year 25/03/14 will be my 50th birthday and we also have a family wedding on 28/03/14. A friend and I joined together and I was thinking even two stone would be good - I really could do with losing around 5 stone plus from my start weight but a smaller aim first. Having said that three weeks in I lost 10lbs and can feel it, loving the food and trying some great recipes (spicy chicken recipe and meatball pasta on current SW mag I can highly recommend, diet coke chicken is also amazingly good). Week four weigh in is tomorrow evening though scale hop (ok I know I shouldn't have) I'm not sure if I've lost this week .... Will let you know, but I am sticking with it and doing the time. Last week I worked out 1lb to Xmas would be 2 st 7 and 2 lbs would be 5 stone so best foot fwd and see if I can finally shift it all to reveal the inner me would be lovely to start and complete the journey and end up with a real WOW factor. The last time I was even close to my ideal weight I was in my 20s so it's been sat there a while now. So start weight was 17 stone 9, last week was 16 st 13 so 10lbs off in first 3 weeks - whoop. I want to at least reach 12 stone maybe a little less but it's been so long I really won't know until I can knock at the door and say hey this is me!