Hi everyone! I guess we are all here for the same reason so I thought I would see if I could give as much support and encouragement here on Minimins as I have received on here and from my friends and family. Its such a hard road we are walking but its just that little bit easier with a friend to push you along (from the back, prodding you with a stick!) I gained weight as a child, so at 28 years old I have no idea how it feels to be slim and fit! All this time I though I was OK with being big (shocking right!) It's all I have ever known. This changed a bit when I lost 4st 3-4 years ago through just eating right and going to the gym. OMGosh! My eyes were opened! I still wasn't 'slim' but I was fitter and I looked and felt better. I didn't need the dreaded extended belt when I went on holiday, people didn't look at me as if I was a new species and I could shop in more than one shop! Since then I got married, had a baby and gained all and more weight than I had lost. I really miss the life I had started to enjoy back then and I feel as though I have lost that spark I used to have. THEN.... a friend of mine started Cambridge and lost a ridiculous amount of weight. I watched her confidence grow and I though.... I want that! So, I started Exante (because I can't afford Cambridge!). I was so shocked when I lost 11lb the first week. I mean OMGosh! The second week I had a week off from work and messed up for like 4 of the 7 days I was at home so I only lost a little over 1lb. Last week I lost 5lb and I feel really good. My only problem (only...really?) is that I seem to be eating more and more each day on WS so from tomorrow, I will be doing TS on weekdays and WS on weekends. My weigh in is on Wednesdays... may change it to Saturdays, what do you think? I hope someone finds this inspirational because I know that I certainly need a reassuring word now and again.