So I've decided to start a diary, little late beginning as I'm already 12 weeks into my Slimming world journey! My journey began because I was sick of always being in the 12's (12 stone something) category & eventually I creeped up to 12st 13lbs, which for a 5'7 frame is not great. I have dieted in the past (The Dukan Diet) which you may have heard about - I ended up dropping 2st quickly - but I wasn't doing it right & I wasn't very well health-wise whilst on this diet. I lost my father in 2010 to cancer & it set me off (eating) again! I started eating a lot & to make myself feel 'better' about the amount of junk I was eating, I began to use sweetener in some things. A LOT of sweetener. To cut a LONG story short, I was diagnosed with Aspartame (Sweetener) Poisoning. You can read the full story here: http://www.minimins.com/slimming-world-off-topic/319766-aspartame-poisoning-my-story.html I'm happily living with my other half Colin, who is also slimming with SW & he won't mind me saying that so far, he has lost an amazing 3st - we both joined on the 22nd April 2013. We have only had 2 gains between us - All mine & only half a pound each time! So we aren't doing too bad We do have a while to go yet though, my goal weight (the one I have set so far) is 10st exactly & Colins GW is 15st 7lbs & then we'll decide from there whether we want to set slightly lower targets. I am one of those people, where fully clothed - I carry my weight quite well. Even when I was nearly 13st, I had people telling me that I 'didn't NEED to lose any weight' & that I was fine as I was. It put me off joining SW for a while, as I thought people with more weight to lose would judge me! I wrote another post about people who were in the same boat as me here: http://www.minimins.com/slimming-wo...ed-lose-weight-anyone-else-who-gets-told.html This diary is just to keep me even more motivated than I am, as I'm getting closer to my target, the weight loss does seem to get a little harder, so hopefully this well help spur me on! Take a look at my stats & so on & if you are similar or fancy just saying hello - you are very welcome to! Thank You everyone for reading & good luck to you all as well!