Hi, I'm new to the forum, and started CWP yesterday. I did SS about 6 years ago and lost a couple of stones, but have gradually put most of it back on. This time around, I'm doing SS+, and so far I'm finding it much easier than I found SS. I hope that's not because I'm doing it wrong. Breakfast is black coffee and porridge (that's actually more than I would usually have for breakfast, so I'm definitely not feeling hungry so far). Lunch is a shake and dinner is a max 200 calorie meal, with another shake in the evening when the urge to snack sets in. And water. Ohh the water. I have realised that I did not drink enough of it before, but now I may have to consider moving into my bathroom permanently. Does that seem ok? *anxious newbie alert* I've set an initial target of losing 2st. I'm 12st13 at the moment (ugh) and think I would cry with happiness if one day the scales said 10st-something! I'm suddenly a single mum again after 4 years with a manipulative, psychologically abusive man, who I foolishly thought was 'the one'. Love is blind, but fortunately the condition isn't permanent. However, I'm 40 in 4 months, and needless to say this is not where I thought I would be at this point in my life. This is not a sob story though, so step away from the teeny violins. I'm doing ok, starting to enjoy life again, and enjoying focussing on being a mum. I want to be able to look at myself in a mirror or photo and not feel ashamed. My weight has been the butt of so many barbed comments and mean jokes in the last few years that my confidence is on the floor. Losing weight won't 'fix' me, but I am hopeful that taking more care of myself both mentally and physically will begin to heal some of the damage. I'm starting a diary to help me stay on track between weigh-ins, and so I have somewhere to ramble aimlessly when I need to distract myself from hunger pangs. Please jump in with comments, suggestions, advice, bum-kicking if required, or just chatter. I'd really like that.