Hi All I started Exante TS yesterday. I thought that writing a diary might be a good motivator for me. Having read through several other diaries, I felt so inspired! I have a significant amount of weight to lose. My big goal is to at least be slimmer for my holiday in October. I have always wanted to go to the South Pacific, and will finally realise this dream on October 21st I know that I can not possibly be at goal weight by then - wish I had found this site and Exante earlier However, my initial goal is to lose 45 pounds by then. I got through Day 1 without any problems, so I feel very positive. Any encouragement will be gratefully received Can't wait for my first weigh in next Sunday. I am so tempted to get on the scales before then, but I will resist! Thanks everyone.