Well I think I am strange possibly not stupid but I haven't told anyone I am doing this diet apart from family and one or two very close friends who are wholly supportive. Now I don't know why. It's just that I feel it's private and also I suppose if I am honest, I don't want to hear about all the negatives around VCLD's. Am I alone in behaving like this? I am quite a private person anyway which is why this forum is of invaluable help since nobody knows who I am or what I look like. Although of course I am: Gorgeous Beautiful 5'4" Starting: 13 7lbs Now: 12 0 (according to my scales anyway) 51 years of age going on 21 A mother of three A wife of 27 years A part time Personal Assistant A part time curtain maker A fun person to be with (according to friends) Kind Personable Now I am believing all the above to give me the confidence to lose weight. No-one else is going to say these things to me (apart from OH who is wonderful and still finds me sexy) so I am going to have to say them to myself. Yes I am strange and mad!!!!! BUT I'M GORGEOUS! lol luckymarge cos she's gorgeous xx What do you think?