When I started to lose weight this time, I was full of optimism and determined that this was going to be the last time, definitely the last time, I had to lose this amount of weight. Then life took over! Stupid things like weddings, holidays, guiding camps (I am a brownie leader), celebratory parties and meals. All these things seem to involve so much food! I tried to keep quiet about dieting this time, I felt I could without the well meaning comments from people, however kindly meant, you know the ones, 'How are you doing?', 'how much have you lost now?', 'go on.. one cream cake won't make much difference'. So the only people who knew, were me, my husband and my daughter. I liken my diet to stopping smoking, and the only way I did that was to get pregnant! That method doesn't quite work with dieting, and I'm too old now anyway to be going through all that again. I keep fruit near me constantly, I try to avoid situations where sweet things are involved, but when is someone going to invent a patch, they could call it 'dietinhell', as opposed to the nicotine ones for smoking. All I can say, is 'thank god' for this site, and thank you to you all for the support and encouragement I find on here.