Hi Folks As you might of guessed by the title, my name is Marie and I have started this new WOE this week. Im not new to Minimins, Ive been around for 5 years or so, but I am new to this area of the board. I have tried every diet under the sun, and I mean every diet. I have lost big chunks of weight on most of the plans I have tried, but I have never managed to keep it off, putting it all back on and more. Now I find myself sitting here at over 18 stone. Its mostly holidays or weekends away that trip me up. I allow myself a few days off but can never get back to it. But here I am again, always willing to try something new, always searching for that Nirvana of weight loss. I might just of found it this time So, I have just had my second UD, I'll just start posting food from today, I wont bother posting what I have eaten all this week. Day 4 UD: 1 Banana 105 cals Small bunch of grapes 64 cals Nature valley Granola Bar 191 cals Chilli wrap from the works café with a large salad (No idea how much this will be but allowing 600 cals, there was no cheese on it or anything) Tesco healthy living chicken Tikka 435 cals Salad about 50 cals I would say Warburtons Sandwich Thin 102 cals Total so far 1547 cals Its only early yet and I have plenty of calories to spare, so I might have a snack later What I like about this WOE is being able to go into the canteen at work on an UD and look at whats on offer, knowing that I can have anything I want (well, within reason, I will be giving the chips and the pies a wide berth most of the time). On my first DD on Monday I tried saving all my calories till the evening, but that was quite challenging. Yesterday, I spread them across a bit more and it was so much easier. I had a banana in the morning, a nature valley bar at lunch time, and some soup and a warburtons thin in the evening. The whole day came in at 497 calories. Saturday mornings will be my weigh day, and my DDs will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday leaving my weekend free, pretty much like most folks do. I'll be having a look around everybody elses daries, so I'll pop in and say hello. Tata for now.