Hello! In the last couple of years on minis I have managed to accumulate a diary in several different sections! I started on SW, and have travelled around WW, JUDDD, Atkins and then back to WW again. After years of on/off dieting I decided last year to do a metabolism reset to try and give my body a chance to get back to some sort of normality. Then followed Christmas and New Year, so I now need to work on losing what I have gained and then some more! My calorie starting level will be around 1750. The basic idea after the reset is that you reduce your calories only a small amount and lose really quite slowly but hopefully steadily, to avoid getting back into that vicious spiral of having to reduce your calories more and more to keep losing. Sadly, I lost my brother to bronchial pneumonia last week, so it is a tough time at the moment, It has made me feel that this is the year to tackle this weight once and for all though, as you really never know what is round the corner. I'm prepared for a slow loss rate at that calorie level. That's probably enough for now, apart from quickly adding that I work as a Learning Support Assistant for special needs pupils at a local high school and sixth form college (although I am at home today with a bad cold - lost my voice!) my diet is gluten free, and I enjoy cooking. I look forward to 'meeting''you all!