Hi there! My name is Marian, I live in Wales and I'm mum of two little boys. I'm a massive reader, if I had half the chance I would lock myself in my room for the entire day and read! Also like to watch movies, take long walks, retail therapy, music. The list of my interests/hobbies are endless. So, after having two kids (16 months apart!) and adopting the "I'm eating for two" and "I might as well eat what I want, I'm going to get fat anyway" attitude through both pregnancies I piled on the pounds and put on 5 stone! I'm now following slimming world, I'm no stranger to the diet considering this is my fourth time joining! Every time was the same, started out great, and then a week or two down the line I just lost the will to diet and gave up. This time it's different! I'm now 13stone 13lbs and it's the heaviest I have ever been, and on a night out on Boxing night I did nothing but complain about my weight to friends, and that's when I realised that I and I alone have the power to change my body, and no amount of complaining and whining is going to make any difference. I rejoined group on Thursday (2/1/14) and started food optimizing the following day so it's only been 3 days so far and so far so good, but I just hope that I find the will and determination to stick to it this time and loose the weight once and for all!