So I'd thought I'd start writing a diary as it seems to be working well for others. I'm 21 and 5ft 7. This time last year I was 16st but managed to lose 2st with exercise and a few adjustments to my diet. Nothing major. Just a slow gradual loss. I have gained a stone lost a stone gained and lost and just been stuck in a cycle. On the 16th of May I jumped on the scales and saw 14st and thought this is it. I need to lose weight! With summer round the corner and a new job in August I want to be the girl I know I can be. My mother did lighter life last year and lost 4st in 3 months. Absolutely incredible. She also managed to do the "Coast-to-coast" walk - 144 miles in 12 days, while on three shakes a day! She truly is an inspiration. This time it's my turn. I chose exante as it's a little more suitable to my student budget and I can't be dealing with weekly weigh-ins with consultants etc. So I ordered my packs and started on the 19th at 14st. I've since managed to lose a stone and my next weigh in is this coming Monday. I'm a daily weigher I just can't help it! But the scales have just not been budging this week. I'm hoping it's no pounds lost but big inches shifted. We shall see. I haven't been measuring myself as I tend to rely on my weight. My first goal is to lose another stone by the end of June and hopefully be in the 11s and then another stone by the end of July to be in the 10s. Not sure what my goal weight will be. I'll just wait and see what I look like and what I'm comfortable at! Anyway that's me . My morning routine is a black coffee in the garden (weather permitting) and browsing through all the forums on here. Keeps me motivated for the day. I haven't slipped once yet in the three weeks I've been doing exante. And I'm lucky to say I don't feel any temptation to eat and find it really therapeutic cooking for my sister and boyfriend occasionally through the week. I'm really hoping I can keep this up. I don't want to spend my 20s overweight and unhappy! With my last exam on Tuesday and summer holidays coming up it's all about keeping organised. I'm a boredom eater! So need to plan my time to keep busy and stay on track. It's my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday and were all going out for a big meal. I will be attending to celebrate and catch up with the family but have decided I will not be eating with them. I feel if I have a small meal, as healthy as it might be, it will be an excuse to eat something else then a little something else until I say "well I've ruined it now" and go on a big binge! I'm so focused and can't let anything stop me. I will keep you all updated with my losses and challenges. And look forward to reading about all yours! Good luck to everyone on their journey.