Well this is the beginning of week 4 for me, I started my journey on 24th March 2014 following Slimming World EE plan from home. I have loved being able to come on this forum, it means a lot to know there are so many lovely supportive people out there, and we are all in it together - and i wish all of you all the luck in the world xxx. Having read other peoples, i decided now would be a good time to start my own diary... hopefully one day i can look back and feel proud of what i've achieved and remember how i got there! I am going to record my losses and gains, my thoughts and feelings, through good times and bad as i begin my journey of weight loss to better health, happiness and hopefully achieving my long held dream to become a mum....a whole new world! I'm 5' 11'' and was 41 recently, i live with my lovely husband and dog in a village near the sea in Hampshire. I have been obese for most of my adult life due to various issues/comfort eating. If you put together all the weight i have lost over the years in total i would be a skeleton! but sadly i never managed to lose it all at the same time - THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT. Having wanted to become a mum for so many years now i have finally had to accept reality. We have seen a fertility specialist who having done tests told us there is nothing wrong with either of us, i still have regular periods/ovulate and yet nothing ever happens, the only constant that has been there through all the years of trying has been my heavy weight (in varying degrees but always there). SO having had to accept I'm now 41 and may never become a mum naturally has been heartbreaking, BUT we would love to adopt a child and become a family that way, so that's the big hope now, i would love to give a child a happy life as part of our family but to be approved for adoption i also need to lose weight to be a healthy active mum - which i totally understand. So either way i need to lose the weight so i can finally become a healthy happy me and to do this i need to tackle it head on in a constructive, steady, realistic way, SO THAT IS WHAT I AM FINALLY DOING. You never know, if i can manage to lose enough weight in the next year or so maybe i have just enough time left to have a miracle baby(if it was the weight stopping me conceiving all along?) or if it's just not meant to be i would love to adopt a family, either way I'm hoping to become a mum one way or another at the end of my journey, wish me luck!....Any comments and support are always appreciated from you all as i continue on my journey to become a mum and a healthy me! Started 24/03/14 at 23st 3 1/2 lbs Week 1 - Lost 3 1/2lbs Week 2 - Lost 5lbs Week 3 - Lost 3 1/2lbs So today 14/04/14 i weigh 22 st 5 1/2 lbs, I've managed to get out of the 23's which feels great! i have lost 12lbs in 3 weeks so far, I'm thrilled! I know it's bound to slow down and this is ok, but I'm off to a great start. I am been trying to be as active as i can and hope i can manage another few pounds next week to reach the stone? I realise that it's going to be a long journey with good days and bad, but as long as i stay on it I KNOW I WILL GET TO THE END!