Hi. I have been on SW for a few months now and recently joined the site here which I love to browse each evening after work. I have decided to start a diary because SW has become such a significant part of my life I find it has become an important part of each day. A bit about me.... I am a South African married to a Brit and have been living in the UK for just under 10 years. My darling OH is one of those really annoying skinny people who can eat huge amounts of anything and still be skinny, but he is incredibly supportive of me and my efforts to lose weight. I was inspired to join SW by my sister in law. She has been confined to a wheelchair for over a year while waiting for an operation on her foot. When she realised she was unable to exercise and walk as she used to she joined SW and lost over 3 stone. She and the family never judged me but I was so embarrassed standing next to her while I was so overweight and yet able to walk and run and spend most of my work day walking around a classroom. My embarrassment and the wonderful food she always served us made me realise that I had to do something. It was mainly her wonderful recipes and enthusiasm that led me towards SW rather than any other slimming group, but once I started group last October I have not looked back and love the SW way of eating. It works for me so here I am now.