After being chubby as a child & then into adulthood, weight has always been an issue for me & I have never found that elusive "eating plan" that has worked long term for me. I've tried WW, SW & more recently Diet Chef & they all work but it's not teaching me to eat properly there are ways of using points on alcohol or chocolate so I end up going without proper food. A couple of months ago I went to see my Dr for some advice on what i could do, her first words were " you're not fat enough for a gastric band" I hadn't even thought of asking for one ! she offered me Xenical & after reading up on it I decided it wasn't for me so gave Diet Chef a try & it works but I'm again finding myself skipping proper food in favour of the wrong kind. I saw Dr Dukan on Daybreak & ordered the book to read whilst on holiday, reda the book within 2 days & as there was free WIFI at the hotel I read some of the diaries on here. Some are truely inspirational & it has prompted me to start my journey TODAY ! I have signed up fro the coaching, only because there was a deal on one of the deal sites & this is day 1 of 6 of attack. B 3 beef slices 2 x cups of tea L chicken breast D 2 x chicken breast, 2 egg omlette & 3 slices of beef S FF yoghurt & oat bran 2 litres of water but no walking today. I have a back injury so mobility can be an issue, did walk round the supermarket though stocking up on items but couldn't find any quark. Can't wait to try out some of the recipes, back to work tomorrow after my holiday so hoping as I'm only in 2 days this week I'll cope. Will try & get more organised over the weekend. On a plus note, after losing a stone with DC & spending a week all inclusive i only gained 3lb eating & drinking everything insight !