Hello to all you WW girls and guys, I am now into my third week on WW and I've been asking myself why I did not join ages ago. I have tried nearly every diet out there and most recently VLCD which worked and was fast but the weight piled back on and a lot more besides. I've tried SW in the past which I liked but hated the meetings and did not get anything from the leader spending the whole of the session going round the room asking what everyone had lost I found it very boring. I love my WW class it is a very lively class and the leader is really interesting and funny. I am currently doing the filling and healthy with the 49 weekly's and so far I have not felt deprived at all. My goal is to lose 3 stone for xmas, the first week I lost 3 and a half and then the following week another 3 so if I'm lucky enough to average 2 pound a week I think it could be achieved but whatever I lose for xmas will be a bonus and I will be happy with whatever I lose. I have been reading the threads for the past few weeks and felt it was about time I said hello, there are some fabulous recipes on here which I'm going to try, like I said before when I read about all the things you lot are eating I really wish I'd started sooner, previously I'd start a diet feel deprived and then cheat then I'd feel guilty and the whole cycle would start all over again after I'd had my takeaway meal of course.