Hi folks I am going to try my best to lose six stone by Maundy Thursday, 2nd April 2015 which is the day I go on holiday to Switzerland and Italy. I went on holiday in April and had THE most miserable time imaginable. I am now determined not to have a repeat of this. It was miserable because: I cannot climb in or out of a bath so had to ensure hotel rooms had a walk in shower Struggled to get into plane seat, horribly uncomfortable with arm rests digging into my legs and public embarrassment at having to ask for seatbelt extender Terribly uncomfortable walking through airport, my feet, ankles, legs hurting terribly. Booked disabled assistance (which made me feel terrible in itself) and they sent a wheelchair too narrow for my hips so I still had to waddle, seemingly for miles, getting hot and irritable and puffing and panting with people staring at me. We can imagine what they were thinking, can't we? Used a public toilet but the door would not shut as my body was in the way. Had to pee with door open! Unable to sight-see much because unable to stand or walk for more than ten minutes. Had to pay out a lot of money on taxis for short journeys Unable to enjoy museums or galleries as unable to stand or walk for more than ten minutes. Had to leave without seeing everything. Unable to run for a bus or train about to leave and missed them Unable to fit comfortably on a bus or train seat and mortified when having to share seat with another person Struggled to climb up into trams, buses Struggled to climb stairs which meant I missed out on a lot of sight seeing and museums' upper floors. Felt incredibly ashamed that my companion was witnessing my self-inflicted disability Felt incredibly ashamed that my companion missed out on a lot of sigh-seeing, cut museum visits short etc because I could not go on I could add half a dozen more miseries but you get the picture. It is IMPOSSIBLE to enjoy a city-break sightseeing type of holiday with a BMI of 64 and I refuse to try again. Thank goodness my travel companion hasn't given up on me: he invited me on another holiday last month but I did not go, PURELY because I am too fat. How sad is that? Worse than that, because I would not go abroad he came and stayed at my house for a week and each day he went out alone, walking for miles, and visited many places of interest and outdoor events and I stayed indoors all day every day because I am so fat. Now, THAT is what I call rock bottom. Missing the sunshine, missing the summer, missing events, missing out on companionship, fun, interesting events etc. I am now determined to start living again. He wants to go abroad for Easter, which gives me a definite goal to aim for to lose enough so that I can be a proper companion to him, walk and stand and travel in (relative) comfort. I would love to find some other ladies in the UK who are a similar weight and understand all the problems that it brings, and are determined to lose 6 stone. We can support one another and post our menus. I am keeping a public food log on MFP under this name. I am aiming for 1600 calories daily but am allowed to exceed to 1700 IF I find 1600 leaves me hungry. I have bought Paul McKenna's Hypnotic gastric Band and await delivery. I have printed out all of Mardy Roux's Obesity Treatment Project. http://winningtheobesitybattle.word...rdy-roux-obesity-treatment-project-–-phase-1/ It is 15 years since I weighed 19 stone so this is going to be a huge life change for me. I need support and encouragement. Love to you all 366.