As we've been discussing some deep emotions etc behind our former eating.. it made myself and Mini discuss by PM things such as defered living (where you put off something you want to do until you've 'lost weight'), motivation behind our commitment to get to our goals etc. This applys to anyone losing weight, not just WeMITTS but wasn't sure where to post it, and lets face it, WeMITTS have to stay focused for a little while longer. 'cos we're special! So, what motivates you? What are you defering (if anything)? And could you actually do that thing NOW? it'd probably be worth it! I defered horse riding as thought i was too heavy. When i'd lost my first stone, I called a riding stable.. and turns out some riding schools have horses capable of much much more than my 16 stone at the time. Even now I ride some horses that are capable of 25 stone. I defered swimming with my daughter for 5 years!! Wouldn't go near a pool. Then faced that demon, and overcame it. We got a regular routine together but that has dwindled.. so that is my next challenge, to get a regular swimming date with Erin. My motivation, is obviously to be slim and healthy BUT also to be light enough to possibly ride Erin's pony. he's only a youngster (2 year old) and needs another year at least before he can be regularly riden, but am hoping if i'm 10 stone or less and he grows as much as he could.. that i'll be able to ride him. Really looking forward to reading about yours..