I'm a 27 year old ex pat from Milton Keynes, currently residing in Newcastle upon Tyne. I'm 6'1 and tip the scales at 17st - thank god I'm tall(ish)! I would like to lose 2 - 2.5 stone and I'm planning to start my mission from Jan 1st 2009. I'll hopefully be able to shift the bulk of the weight through healthy eating. I enjoy knocking up dishes in the kitchen so will enjoy the challenge! I just need some encouragement now and again to keep me on the right track!