Hi everyone, I'm starting Slimming World today and am determined that after years and years of being obese and dieting this is IT for me, I will finally get to a healthy weight and stick to it, and if I'm really lucky hopefully achieve my long held dream of becoming a mum one way or another.... I have been overweight for my whole adult life in varying degrees, managing to lose a bit of weight here and there (at my heaviest I am ashamed to say I was 28st - now I'm 23st and have managed to keep that 5 stone off), so now I have to lose the rest of it! We have wanted a baby for so many years now and during that time I have lost 5 stone but still am very obese. After years of trying we went to see a fertility doctor and had all the tests done, we were told there is nothing wrong with either of us - we were offered IVF if i lost weight but didn't want this as i feel if my body won't allow me to fall pregnant naturally i don't want to force it. We will not give up trying yet but have had to face the heartbreaking reality (I have just turned 41) that we may never have our own child. Now we have decided that our only hope of having a family may be to adopt which would be wonderful, however to do that you need to be as healthy as you can so whatever happens i have GOT to get another 5 stone or so off if i want to be a mum, which i want so much, so i am determined this is what i am going to do. Lots of people keep saying to me "you wait, you'll get that weight off and be able to adopt but then i bet you'll fall pregnant naturally!!". But i keep thinking it will never happen now as i have wanted it for some many years BUT a little bit of me still has hope(i still ovulate normally etc and am told there is nothing wrong with me), so could it be the last bit of weight loss could produce a miracle baby? I don't dare hope, but know i have to do this either way so that if i can't have my own child i can adopt. Just wondered if anyone else has been in a similar position, lost a lot of weight and then suddenly fell pregnant after years of trying - despite being a bit older???