Determined for this not to be a 'feeling sorry for myself post'! This is a fresh start, so should be positive; although a bit of background won't hurt. I'm 28 (7 years older than when I started dieting!), and am currently a good couple of stone heavier than I was then too! I've tried every diet under the sun, SW, WW, Cambridge, Rosemary Conley...and the list goes on. This is probably the 5th or 6th diary I have starte don Mini's, so I'm no stranger to this first, positive, introductory post, but also no stranger to the shame of losing the plot causing the posts to dwindle and finally stop! I've resisted going back through to find my old diary, as I think it would make me cringe! So anyway, I'm still hugely overweight (although I'm tall, 19st+ is still not OK!), and am feeling a massive fraud, as I keep telling friends and family about the new wonder diet I'm trying, and am sure they must be laughing behind my back when they see me tucking into 'fat food'. I'm fed up of wondering if my big ol' bum will fit into chairs, or 'shock horror', if I'll break them (not happened yet, but wouldn't discount it!!) I'm sick of being the 'big one' on photos, even if friends dont mention it and try to cover it up (problem is, at nearly 6 ft and this weight I just look like an absolute GIANT!!). I've had enough of not being fit enough to walk the dogs properly, and know they're suffering from my lazy-itis!! So...that's what I don't want. Now for the positives, what I DO want: To be able to buy lovely clothes and feel good in them To be able to run again, and do exercise in general To feel attractive and not feel like my lovely boyfirend should be ashamed of me To stick to a bloody diet...just this once! To be in a good place, ready to start the rest of my life (babies, wedding, forever!) So, Slimming World it is, am joining a group in the next couple of days, as I need the motivation of the weigh in. My boyfriend is a chef, so we will be able to plan loads of yummy meals together. He's also so so supportive, I'm really lucky! My life is pretty hectic at the moment as I'm training as a Social Worker; however I manage to make time to eat bad food and sit on the sofa, I'm sure I can cope with healthy food and the odd walk around the block...for starters. Will update my stats when I know them properly. Am not setting myself strict targets, time-frames or goals, just to lose weight, become healthy and manage it as soon as I can. No pressure, any progress is good progress. Wish me luck, and join in for the ride if you fancy it?