I've lost 46lbs from my heaviest so very pleased!! I had a big weight gain due to some medication I was told I had to take by my doctor, take or be hospitalised was the option so I took the meds. I came off them and was offered Zenical to help shift the weight, I manage to loose 4 stone with them! It was really easy because the nasty side effects made me make sure I didn't eat foods that'd cause any problems and as I was eating less as the horrendous cravings had gone it just dropped off. I stopped taking them for a few months due to moving house and living on Maccy D's and cocoa pops till all was settled and I gained a stone, expected but annoying none the less! I decided to join slimming world to help motivate me to shift the rest of my weight. I was 14 stone 11.5lbs at my first weigh in and am now 14 stone 6lbs. I need 1.5lbs off for my 1/2 stone award I've dropped from the obese BMI category to the overweight one which I consider to be a great achievement my next goal is to be in the normal category, to do so I need to be a maximum of 12 stone so that is my goal. 2 stone 6 needed to loose. Thats 34lbs which if lost at a rate of 2lb a week will give me a target date of 17 weeks or 23/08/08 My mini target for this week was to loose 1.5lbs to get my 1/2 stone award but I've adjusted that now to maintaining due to the fact I consumed 101 syns (approx) yesterday on a fantastic birthday meal! Today is my actual birthday but we will be having a slimming world friendly picnic if the weather holds out and i plan on doing a lot of photography so hopefully a few extra calories burnt. My birthday present was the new wii fit and yesterday I spent an hour on it, I'm hoping to use it every day as its much more fun than the gym! and also does get the old heart racing especially the jogging!!! Anyway I hope to write in this diary everyday and probably more often if I need to vent. I'm hoping it will give me the mid-week support I need to keep focussed.