:wave_cry: Hi all I have decided to start again, for the gazillionth (not actually a word, but the amount of times I have tried and failed, I think I deserve my own number!!) time. I have tried SW and succeeded (and then failed) and Healthy Eating and succeeded (and then failed) – so I am going for a heady mix of the two and trying to succeed (not fail). I have a lot of SW healthy meal ideas in my noggin but I won’t be strictly SW because I feel that the limitless portion thing gets me into too much trouble and causes my losses to be slow, so I will be cutting back on my portion sizes and having good oils, like olive oil and coconut oil and also having healthy “fatty” foods like hummous and avocados. I think as you get older, you should be looking after your insides as well as your outsides and while I fully endorse SW I also think that the body needs a Mediterranean diet too, for your brain and to ward off horrible diseases and illnesses. Christmas and the run up led to me being the biggest I have been in years, last week I caught a tummy bug/food poisoning whatever, but as nasty as it was, it kick-started me into losing 8lbs in one week! Ach it’s an ill wind! I am feeling better now, but my IBS kicks in when my tummy gets bad and I have to tread carefully with my diet for a week or two. So I am eating quite low fiberous, plain food – and hardly any veg/fruit because for some reason this makes my tummy worse. So I am oddly starting on a Tuesday, my weigh ins will be on a Friday. I am sort of expecting a small gain this week, because I wasn’t eating much at all last week and lost a drastic amount of weight, I have been eating better this week, so I am not expecting much. This diary is not so much about hitting numbers and getting to targets, it’s about keeping track of my food, getting healthier, showing off my meal ideas and my musings, but most importantly it’s about sharing with like-minded people, people like me who struggle every day, people who will boost you when you are down, slap your wrists when you are naughty, slap you on your back when you have done well – it’s about you, those of you who are still reading this (aren’t you bored!) my mini-friends of old, who I am scared to show my cyber-face to because I went off the wagon again AND it’s my future new friends who I hope will post a little hello to me and help me along the way I am a bit of a failure when it comes to food, will power and exercise, I cannot vow to change but I can try – and God loves a trier eh? So foodage today (bearing in mind, I am not running on full foods yet, given my recent gastric troubles): B – Special K Multigrain porridge with red berries (they were handing out free sachets at the station and I nabbed 3!) with semi skimmed milk. Not bad actually, no sweetening required. L – Wholemeal Roll with plain chicken breast Snack – 2x crackers with almond butter and homemade jam (1/2 tsp of each on each cracker) Snack – Orange D – Gammon Steak with New Potatoes. I may try some veg, I will see how my tummy feels later. I will upload my dinner pic tonight.