lol i just posted somewhere that i couldnt find a section for calorie counting diets lol and here you all are! ok ive been calorie counting for eight weeks and have lost 21lbs so far. i know i look and feel thinner but i dont see it as a huge loss as i have very far to go lol. Happy with diet which is a mixture of healthy eating, calorie counting and replacing odd meals here and there with slim fast or a weight watcher meal. i found bread to be a real enemy of mine so i dont go there very often, once every two weeks is ok for me. loving the fact that i have so much more energy now and my hands are not so swollen , to make it short alot of health problems i have are getting easier so feeling good! My ultimate goals is to loose around nine stone, no end date, i am on this diet (hate calling it a diet when it just healthy eating) for the rest of my life. I only have treats if i really feel i need too, only twice in the last eight weeks so doing well. do struggle sometimes to eat ENOUGH which i had yesterday so ended up having to make myself have a packet of weight watchers crisps to make up a few more calories , i still ended up only eating 809 yesterday......is this enough...??? im trying to average 1000 a day some times i go a little over so i guess the days will balance out in the end lol. cant wait to listen to how you guys are doing and hoping we can all be a great support network for each other and keep us on our path or slimness.