Hi, As the title says i am now a member due to Rainbow Rose's diary. I googled 10 stone to lose and somehow came up with Rose's diary i followed it for a few months not having the nerve to post on it. She was such a fantastic inspiration to me, then she decided to go members only so i lost my inspiration and support. Thats how i became a member not knowing i would still not be able to access her diary until i had 500 posts. So kind people on another part of the forum suggested i write my own diary so this is how i got here. My story is as follows: My name is Debbie, I am 45, I have 5 children all girls and i have been married to my wonderful husband for 22 years. I have had a problem with my weight since i started having children although i had put on a little before i got married we bought our own flat and when you buy your own groceries and you tend to buy all the things you like downside to that is you eat them all as well.:sigh: I had always been 9st 7 to 10st before this but as i had 3 babies in 3 yrs the weight just piled on. I was 14st 7 after my first baby and didnt lose the extra weight between each one,when i got to baby no.5 i ended up at 19st 10lbs which has always been my alarm bell as its so close to 20st. Everytime i hit 19st10 i would go on a diet usually weight watchers and lose 4 to 5 stone then got fed up and started pigging out again and gain it all back again.:cry: My last little one is now 3 and i have now finished having children so now its time to lose the weight. I am going on holiday at the end of sept and would like to be just under 14 st at least. So far i have lost 45lbs in just over 3 months. I am now 16st 7lbs I weigh in on Friday mornings and would like any help and support anyone is willing to give me as i really want to follow it through to the end for the first time ever. Really sorry i have waffled on a bit i promise to make my diary entries shorter in future.