What a great site this is! I've been overweight for all of my adult life (though I would long to be as 'overweight' as I was in my 20s now I'm well into my 40s!), and have 3 stone to lose to get to a more acceptable (though still on the heavy side) weight. I'm not a fan of slimming clubs, and public weigh-ins, but was considering joining anyway to get the moral support. But I've found you all, and know that this is the right support for me About 4 weeks ago something in my head changed, and I feel that losing weight is achievable, and what I really want to do ... hooray! Slowly and surely, I hope, and with a changing attitude to food and weight that will carry me through the rest of my life. I'm calorie counting, and feel more in control of my food than I can remember. It's a nice feeling! And I know being a member of this forum will be an asset on my journey. Thanks for being here.