My username says it all really... 45&Fat. This is the first time I have admitted to either! Even that is not entirely truthful, obese would be more accurate. I weighed myself for the first time today in almost a year, 14 stone 9lbs.... Started putting on weight when I was 40, but almost another two stone in the last 2 years. I realised today that I have another 20 years before I can retire, and have the choice whether I do that fat and unhappy or slimmer and confident. Whether I can get back to nice tailored clothes, or stick with big, black, baggy clothes that keep me invisible. I am starting the Dukan diet tomorrow. Tesco delivery expected at 9am, hard boiled eggs ready for the morning. Excited, scared, afraid of failing.