Hi (to anyone out there who happens to be reading!) I have decided to finally start a diary after hiding in the shadows for a number of months. I have tried numerous diets in the past with success in some not in others, but always, slowly but surely end up back where I started! I have always been able to stay focused when it comes to exercise and enjoy going to the gym 3-4 times a week but have always had issues with food...well since I was about 16, this has unfortunately ended up in periods of binge eating which understandably are really disheartening and proof that what I am doing with my diet is clearly not right. I have decided its now time to start doing things properly which means slow and steady, its not a race and if it is I have already wasted a good 10 or so years going round in circles!! I have been reading up on TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) based on calculations my maintenance calories is 2091 so a suggested 15% reduction would be 1777 giving me a steady weightloss! So this is what I am going to do, I am going to post my calorie intake for each day for the next 6 weeks or so (no weighing!) and see how I get on! 1777 sounds like ALOT of calories to me based on some restrictive diets I have been on in the past so I am hoping this is more manageable and also may but a halt on the binges or at least reduce them! Starting weight is 154lbs, would ideally like to be down at 140lbs in however long it takes! Would love to hear from anyway else who has tried the similar slow and steady method!