Well here we are. The symbolic start of a new diary can only mean one thing: I'm getting my act together. About me: I'm 32 years old, live in Northamptonshire with my lovely husband and our little bear-cat I have had weight issues as long as I can remember. I was on diets and slimming aids since I was 8 or 9, and basically got into the whole yoyo cycle, gaining even more weight after each diet. At my slimmest I was 10st. This was due to weight loss surgery which I had to have reversed. After the reversal, I had a lot of emotional/mental issues, escalating a mild issue with binge eating into a fully fledged "disorder". I regained almost all the weight I had lost. Then I got my binge eating under control thanks to group therapy. Anyway - to cut a very long story short, I have done a range of diets over the past few years, some with great success, but unfortunately none that I didn't regain it all again. I am feeling ready to have another try, because all in all, I'm really happy with my life at the moment, and I feel like this time things can be different. I feel motivated and in control, so I am going to make the most of it. I havd a tendency to flit between different diet plans, but to start with my plan is vlcd shakes for breakfast and lunch and a sensible evening meal. I'm not going to be too restrictive about my evening meal though, but not fake-aways - just try it for a week and see what happens. Hopefully as I have a lot to lose that will be ok for a while until I decide my ndxt steps. I'm guessing I weigh around 19 and a half stone, but will do an official start weight tomorrow. Here we go!