First, let me introduce myself. Hi, my name is Laura, I'm a third year university student who is trying to lose a few pounds for my friend's wedding! I am a bridesmaid! So, I had a dairy ages ago and then went off track! However, the need for me to lose those last few pounds (all 17 of them!) is encroaching upon me. I am my friend's bridesmaid and the wedding is this year (October). We have already got the dress, it is a size ten but to be honest, it wouldn't hurt if I lost a few inches (might be a little easier to zip up!) and would look great if I actually had toned arms! lol. I have to get working on my weight loss this year. No excuses, otherwise it'll never happen. As of yesterday I am 147.2 pounds (10 stone 7.2) and my goal weight is 130 pounds (9 stone 4). That puts me nicely in the middle of a healthy BMI and is what most sites consider my 'ideal weight' to be. I have been eating too much chocolate as of late, and I will have to try and watch this! I'm going to mix slimming world with calorie counting (I like the structure of SW) but I am so used to calorie counting that I can't really avoid it. Plus, I really do like to know what my deficit for the day is, and the calorie content in foods. It's all well and good eating a load of free foods but you could eat too many of them and not put on weight. I am a girl who can put down a lot of potato! So, without further adieu Green Day Breakfast: Cheerios with lacto-free semi skimmed milk and a cup of coffee (5 syns & HEa). Snack: Alpro light chocolate fudge bar (0.5 HEb). Lunch: Baked potato with olive spread. Salad with rocket, cherry tomato and mozzarella cheese, with a dressing of olive oil and balsamic. (4 syns & Hea & HEb) Snack: 1.5 Clementine's. Cup of coffee. Dinner: Roasted butternut squash, sweet potato, onion and garlic (with fry-light). Couscous and quorn garlic and parsley sausages. (3 syns). Snack: Alpro light chocolate fudge bar. (0.5 Heb). Exercise for the day 35 minute walk/run. 20 minute weight workout. 5 minute stretching. Calories: 1,617. Deficit: 414.