Hi! I'm Simone, I'm 19 years old and a Psychology student from Newcastle. I've always had a bit of a weight issue, and the only time I've really lost weight in the past was when I tried atkins when I was around 15 and Cambridge Diet when I was 17. Both of these plans involve low carbs and as a pasta lover, and sometime who doesn't love meat I found both hard to maintain what I had lost. I've decided to give Slimming World a try. The idea of a slower weight loss has always put me off but now I'm at a point where it's now or never, and something is better than nothing and letting myself get too out of control. I also have PCOS and I know that weight loss helps ease the symptoms and also, one day in the distant future, my boyfriend and I would like to have children This week I'm planning to get myself used to eating better and turning to 'free' and 'super free' foods to fill up rather than my usual crappy snacks! This is to help me get my head in the game and is purely psychological. Starting Monday, I'll be following the plan 100% and from that date, I will not be weighing myself for one month (I'm an online member) so that when I first see the loss, it's a bigger one! I've been out and stocked up on fruit, veg, and other free/low syn foods and a few 'treats' for when I'm struggling, without all the guilty!