A little about myself: I am very good at self sabotage! My name is Laura, and since the age of about 19 I have been on and off diets! I lose some, and then it all goes pear shaped and I put it back on again and more! After trying to lose weight for a friends wedding earlier this year and failing, I have just not cared about what I'm putting into my body! I just keep eating and eating! I am determined to make this my last effort! I am currently 156 pounds (11 stone 2) and would love to be out of the 150s by my birthday (January 16th). That is my first target! I would eventually love to get to 135 pounds but I'm not in any rush! I am hoping to do Zumba most week nights (on my wii) to help shed the pounds. When I get into a routine with Zumba I will try and add some toning exercises (although I hate weights). I work as a teaching assistant in a secondary school and I am therefore on my feet quite a lot! Myfitnesspal has taken this into account and therefore has set my calorie intake accordingly at 1,450 so that is what I will shoot for! Food Diary Sunday 15th December Breakfast: Coffee with sweeteners and milk; weetabix apple and cinnamon breakfast biscuits. Lunch: White roll (wholemeal needs defrosting!) with I can't believe it's not butter, peppered ham, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, Dijon mustard; packet of cheese curls. Dinner: Roast pork with roasted potato, roasted parsnip, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, pigs in blankets and gravy. Snacks: 2 glasses of wine Total calories: 1636 Exercise: 4 mile walk across wet muddy fields with the dog! Burned 360 calories!