I just want to log on here and record where Im at. I can see by my signature I first logged on in 2009 at 14 stone 7lbs. WOW that was such a difficult sad time in my life. I dint reach my goal then or a few years later either but I have now. Im 10 stone 8 today. The last few years I have been mainly using the 5:2 method turning to the 20:4 the last 6 weeks which has let me let go of 5lbs but have seen massive non scale victories including high energy, positive mood, clear skin, appetite control, balanced hormones and general happiness. I am hoping that I have found a way to live now that suits me and my appetite and hope I can reset my metabolism to heal as I was living on a very restrictive 1200 calories or less a day before now just to maintain. Fasting resets the metabolism if you do it long enough, people suggest a year so Im aiming for that as I do not want to be counting calories for the rest of my life. Fasting also creates something called autophagy which is really exciting as far as my health goes. I don't restrict any foods now at all and its completely liberating. I restrict the time I eat for though and this has worked wonders for me. I just wish I had heard of this way of life soon. Better late than never though eh. I would also like to set a new goal for myself at 9 stone 12lbs and use this thread/website to record my journey a little. If you haven't heard of delay don't deny - check it out !