2012 has, for me, been a pretty mixed year. There've been some fantastic times - I qualified as a teacher, I got my first teaching job and most importantly, I met a fantastic man who makes me happier than I thought anyone could. So really, it's been a pretty good year, just not weight wise. I was doing great diet wise until around April time and since then I've lost and put on the same stone more times than I care to remember. It's now a new year (first time I've started at this time of year) and so I thought I would have a new start with a new diary. I started my old diary a lot heavier than I am now but I reached a fair bit lighter too. I don't want to get bogged down in what I was or where I could have been now if I hadn't messed up, which I so often do. No point beating myself up about any of it, just need to pick myself up and get back on track. So today is the first day of the brand new me. The me that will take each day as it comes. The me that won 't beat herself up for shoulda, woulda, couldas. The me that won't give up, no matter how hard it gets. The me that will finally get to goal, whenever that may be. Starting Slim and Save again today. It might not be the best way to lose weight for some people but I know that it works and I think that at the moment, I need the simple plan that will give me good losses. Aaron (my boyfriend for those that don't know) is doing it with me so it'll be a lot better doing it together. About to weigh myself for the first time in a while, see the damage that has been done by Christmas and the like. Each Wednesday I'll update with my weigh in. When I'm at home I'll also do measurements and body fat %. I'm going to take photos probably once a month as well, track the changes. I've bought a pair of trousers in an 18 down to a 12, 18 will go on my wardrobe door and each week I'll try them on til they fit and the next size down go up! So, my stats as of today are... Weight: 116.5kg / 256.8lbs / 18st 4.8lbs BMI: 37.9 That's disgusting. I'm still just under 3 stone away from my heaviest but I'm now 1st 6lbs away from my lightest, where I was in April last year. I've put on around 11lbs in the past month, since that included coming off of S&S I know a big chunk of that will be water weight. Well now that I've faced the hard truth I'm ready to just get on track and get this done. It's going to be a long hard slog so I'll be around for a while but I WILL get there!