hello everyone, im currently a slim and save considerer and have been lurking for quite a while (really hoping the bosses atwork dont check my computer history!) abit of background on me: 13st :sigh: and 5 foot 2 :cry: this time 3 years ago i was 8 and a half stone - admittedly the last half a stone was due to the heartbreak diet, but before then id gotten from 9st 10 to 9st by myself. to cut a long story short, i have spent the last 2 years EATING. my main problems being eating for the sake of it (no one really needs 4 pkts of crisps in one sitting), going out for dinners with the girls, takeaways with the boyfriend, he doesnt drink so bottles of wine to myself!!! and just generally having no self control. so far i have tried slimming world - put in half a pound every week and my mother lost 3lbs each week eating the same things as me. obviously heartbreaking. this last month i have been healthy eating (shedload more protein, reduced carbs and fat) after getting my blood pressure checked (high at 24 years old!!!), started cardio again but admittedly lapsed when i didnt lose a single pound in 3 weeks. so now i am desperate and very very annoyed. feeling very disheartened taking HORRIBLE lunches to work and eating bland dinners and not seeing any change. so i figured why not swap horrible food i dont enjoy eating anyway for slimming products instead?? the only thing is that i am a monster when hungry, so im trying to weigh up my chances of succeeding on a VLCD and killing everyone around me. at the moment i should be saving for a new car, so i only want to take the financial plunge if its the right thing to do. how have other people found the diet so far? opinions on the flavours and food on the plan? how long did it take before you didnt want to chew off your own arm through hunger???