Be gentle with me! This is my first ever attempt at an online diary although I've been 'lurking' on this site for a couple of years on and off - and it seems such a supportive community that I thought I'd join in properly! Very briefly, I gave birth to my second daughter two weeks ago today, and I made the exact same mistake I made in my first pregnancy - packing on the weight. Usually I am slim and healthy - a size 8 to 10 who watches what they eat and is at the gym religiously. Effective, yet very boring, so during both pregnancies I've basically peed on the stick, then cancelled the gym membership whilst dialling for a takeaway! The result - I gained 3 and a half stone this time round, meaning that 2 weeks post natal I am a size 14 - 16. Not huge of course, but definitely big enough to make me feel very down about myself. so.....it's time to pay the piper and buckle down and lose the weight. On the day before I gave birth I weighted 14 st 7lbs, and over the past fortnight, (with 1 week following slimming world) that has naturally gone down to 13st 4lbs, but Id like to return to my pre preg weight of 10st 7lbs. So in total I need to shift 39lbs! I'm following the rules of slimming world without attending classes- I just don't have the ability to go along to a 2 hour group, and to be honest in the past when I have done, I've just weighed in and left, I don't enjoy the body magic section at all! So in lieu, I will be posting my progress here! I will weight myself every Saturday morning, and truthfully share the results! So for today.... breakfast: 1 apple and handful blueberries, topped with ff natural yogurt and 1 teaspoon golden syrup (2 syns) lunch: homemade red pepper and tomato soup with 3 Ryvita (HExB) and 1 apple. dinner: spaghetti bolognase with a side salad (1.5 syns for packet mix) and muller light snacks: carrot sticks, white chocolate options drink, 2 mikado (3 syns) I get my HExA via milk for coffee throughout the day. so 6.5 syns for the day, plus we will be taking kids and dog for a long walk later - am due to start a 6 week intense boot camp 1:1 with a personal trainer in 4 weeks - cant wait! lovely to meet you all!