I started Slimming World after a fall which fractured my knee, I have been lucky enough to be relitively healthy,if overweight for a long time. Im not getting any younger and working with the older generation, knowing the problems they face, decided it was proberbly my final chance to get to a "normal" weight to maintain the health that I have. I am luckey in that I have a partner who supports and encourages me, and a daughter who is trying to loose weight as well, even though she lives up the other end of the country! I have lost a stone and a bit in 8 weeks, its a start but a slow one. My partner says its better if it comes off slowly so here I go. I knoe I will need all the help I can get,and when my daughter introduced me to this site I though I wold join as well.