Hello I have decided to do this for a time-limited period as, although I could probably do with losing 6 stones, I am not sure I could start this knowing I have 6 months! I am slightly in awe of people who can do that! My plan is to do 8 weeks and then continue with ADF to lose some more. So, I have done a vlcd before for 8 weeks, lost a couple of stones and managed to lose a bit more with ADF and then maintained with 5:2. For reasons I won't bore you with, I lost the fasting habit and the weight has returned. Annoying - but I have to face up to it. I'm on day 3 and doing OK, so far but finding today hard mentally. Have managed so far on 1 meal pack - Spag Bol. I find holding out for as long as possible each day helps me. Popped up to the shops earlier to top up in veg supplies for me and other things for the family. I found it OK looking at all the 'goodies' and even bought hubby and kids some chocs! I was hoping to get some sugar free jelly sachets as I noticed on the SnS site that you can have this now - wahey! Also ordered some Slim noodles and the like from Holland and Barrett which I am hoping will help bulk things out a little. I'm laying off fizzy drinks as I don't think they have helped me previously and I'm forgoing coffee as well. Focusing on water and a couple of cups of tea each day to keep me going. 2 days done, 54 to go.