I have edited this first post to reflect recent changes. It seems I had lost motivation when I started this diary some 6 years ago. It was then revived 4 years ago and I have now decided it to revive it again. 'Third time lucky' maybe? Unfortunately for half my life I have been struggling with weight issues. I have seriously started again on February 2016. On 3rd February 2016 I weighed in at 22 st 6 lbs. On 6 April 2016 I weighed in at 21 st ½ lb. Guys I am being honest. I think this time I can do it. I WILL do it. I actually feel different. If you were to ask me on my 16th, 20th, 25th birthday whether or not I felt different (about anything). I would say "no". Now, since February I actually feel different. What has changed? 1. I fell in love with someone for the first time in my life. Unbeknownst to me she is already "taken" but this profoundly shocked me. I did not think I was capable of such feelings towards another person. 2. I believe (1) has motivated me to become more "attractive". 3. I have a personal trainer. Once per week. Good for confidence and keeping on track. 4. I wish to become more confident so consequently could get promoted and earn more money. Short-term goal Short-term goal is to reach 20 st. A nice rounded figure which I haven't seen as far as I can remember. A good step in the right direction. Mid-term goal Intermediate goal is to get down to 17 st. I remember this figure when I was in High School. It would be a real achievement. Long-term goal I would ideally like to be 14/15 st. That would be brilliant. Hopefully I am not too ambitious. Wish me luck?