Hi all I followed a 1200 cal bog standard diet when we started lockdown and ive been exercising 3 to 4 times a week. I only lost 4 pounds in 2 and a half months. For the last 2 weeks I thought I'd give slimming world a try and I've actually gained weight. I'm classed as obese being 13'9 and 5ft 2 so I dont understand why I haven't been losing weight steadily. I'm actually now the fittest I've ever been in my life tho and go running 3 times a week along with core strengthening as I have a bad back. I'm starting to see real results in regards of my body toning up but I'm still big. I lost weight with exante last year, losing a stone and a half before I went on holiday but it all gradually went back on after getting used to eating all inclusive food and carrying it on when I got home. I did no exercise then though. I need to lose weight. I'd like to go back on exante but i dont wanna give up the exercising. I'm planning on sticking to the 800 to 1000 cals a day. Do u think i can lose weight safely this way and more importantly will it actually come off me this time. 4 pounds in 3 months is soul destroying. When I weighed myself this morning and discovered I'd actually put on, I was broken. I've been crying off and all day. I thought I'd given myself enough time to drop a dress size, maybe 2, before my 40th birthday but i dont know what's gone wrong. I'm 40 next sunday Has anyone been in a similar situation and can offer advice?