Hi, Thought I would start a diary on here as I love reading through everybody elses and it's a nice way to get a bit of perspective when you feel like the only person doing what you are doing! So, I did Dukan in the past to lose some weight for my wedding and and lost 23lbs. However 3 years has past and I've put back on that and then some! I can't ever remember feeling thin, even when I was a child (even though I was a skinny tall kid) and since I met my now husband when I was 20 I've steadily put on weight, lost some, then put on some more until I got to my start weight of Dukan this time which is 15st 1lb. Every year I spend December doing a panic diet to try and lose a little bit of weight before traveling to see our family for Christmas, my Mum and step dad are fitness fanatics and incredibly weight critical, and this year I thought no I'm not doing that anymore, I want to lose weight for me not because I feel shame for what my parents think, so I'm going to do it properly. I'm now on day 3 of attack and in my first 3 daily weigh ins I have lost 7lb which I am absolutely ecstatic about! My aim is to do ten days of attack and then go into cruise and see it right until the end in stabilization. I don't think I've ever felt this motivated before so right now it really does feel like now or never and I'm so excited about this journey. Just the thought of doing it for myself not anyone else has felt like a massive weight (no pun intended) has been lifted off my shoulders.