Well I did a big post last night to introduce myself but gawd knows what happened to it!!! So after a whole year of yo yo dieting (and many more years before that) and being no better off than I was before I started I did some serious research over the past few weeks and found a book on Amazon written by an eminent scientist called Gary Taubes (Why we get fat and what to do about it) and my eyes are now wide open and I am aware and awake!!! Starting in about February 2011 Rosemary Conley :sigh: Slimming World (lost 2lb in a MONTH) :cry: Weight Watchers ( lost 12lb in 4 months) So here we have it - January 30th 2012 and Day 1 of Atkins I plan to eat today (already had breakfast) 2 cups of tea with Splenda and fc milk Breakfast - 2 fried eggs, 2 rashers bacon, 1 cup of mushrooms Lunch - Tinned salmon with 1 cup salad and mayo Dinner - Roast chicken with 1 cup of hot veg Snacks - 10 olives and a bit of feta or some celery stuffed with Philly 6 glasses water I might make up a WW sugar free jelly later and have with some double cream, not sure if WW jelly is OK to be honest, still on a steep learning curve here. I also bought some WW new style cordial to try and encourage me to drink more water, will have to check that out too, anybody know? I did do Atkins many years ago (maybe 7 or 8) but it was half heartedly as I felt so guilty eating all that fat. I even felt a bit bad this morning eating bacon and eggs but I am determined after reading the above Gary Taubes book that Atkins is the way to go for me. I always knew SW would not work as there were way too many carbs allowed for somebody like me, I wonder why it works so well for some people and not others? I did it with my 2 sisters and none of us lost more than 2lb in a whole month, we are all basically the same body shape (apples) and obviously we have the same genetic makeup. i.e. carb sensitive. I DO NOT want this to be yet ANOTHER diet, I am just fed up of diets, diets, diets, please God let this be my last time and let it be a whole new way of life for me.