Hi everyone, I joined Slimming World just over a month ago. It's being going well so far but I'm beginning to feel like I could use some moral support. I've been getting tips etc from another forum but most of the ladies on there only have a stone or two to lose so I feel a bit like a fish out of water. Also, people know me on there and I'd rather remain anonymous when I'm talking about my weight. I've always been ashamed of it. I've been overweight all my life. I've managed to lose weight in the past, usually by pretty much starving myself, but of course it's never stayed off. I felt like I was beginning to see health problems creeping up on me so I finally bit the bullet last month and joined Slimming World online. This was a massive step for me, I've never had the courage before. Still don't have the courage to join a group but at least I've made a start. I was 22st 1lb when I joined on 28th July. I'm down to 20st 3lbs now, which obviously I'm over the moon about, but I can see the loss slowing down now and the initial buzz is wearing off. I don't want this to fall by the wayside so this afternoon I'm going to read all your stories, hopefully they'll reassure me that I'm on the right track. I'm so glad I found this forum, I feel less alone now.