Hello everyone, I thought I'd start a diary so I can keep track of how I'm progressing. Now I'm not using food to deal with emotions I definitely need somewhere to look back at good days to keep me going. I weighed 10st at age ten and put on my first diet and went to weight watchers at 12. I was a serial dieter until I tried vlcd In 2009 and I lost 8 stone to get to 13.7 then it just all went on really quickly due to chocolate and takeaways. It may seem strange but being slimmer people treated me differently and it kind of freaked me out. In a way I piled the weight on to feel safer. It wasn't until I realised that I couldn't continue to just get bigger and bigger and more shut off and miserable that I decided to try again and live life this time while I'm losing it instead of waiting until I'm at goal. I'd also very much like a family which just hasn't happened yet, i'm 40 and I've been married 14 years in September, quite a few people have got pregnant while on vlcd so you never know! Day 17 and I'm 100%. Coffee and porridge are my perfect start to the day. Orange bar for lunch then carbonara or shake for dinner. Peppermint tea by the pint! There is fantastic support on this forum, i wish everyone luck on their own journey, however far you have to go.