So my issues with weight. I’ve always struggled with my weight, but more so since I hit 40. I’m coming up to 43 now....I just need to get it off. So some background! I had my children quite late on at nearly 36 and 38. Both children were born via ivf/ICSI! I put on loads of weight in each pregnancy but managed to slim down to 12 stone after each. Following my son’s birthday, a few things knocked me. My father in law died of cancer, then I developed post natal depression plus severe hormonal imbalances. I was started on citalopram and a contraceptive poll back to back but they just piled on weight. Then in 2015, a year after my father in law died. My dad got ill and was diagnosed with mesothelioma ( asbestos related cancer affecting the lungs - in his case) This was incrediably stressful, and over the course of his illness from 2015-2017 I went up to 15.10 stones! Since last November (when he died) I’ve tried to lose the weight. I’ve been a bit up and down emotionally. I went off the citalopram and went back on it....and it’s been tough. Ive got an underactive thyroid which doesn’t help either! I’m 15.5 stone now and have had enough. This week I’ve started lighter life with a view to kick starting the weight loss. I plan to do it for 3 weeks. I’m not sure if I can do it forever as too difficult. There’s 8 weeks to Christmas and my aim is to be at least 1.5 stone lighter. I’m writing a diary to help me. It sort of helps having it out there too!