I really hope this is the last time I diet and its about time i learned to eat properly - for goodness sake i am 46. Was overweight as a child, the only one in family of eight. I got teased alot at school, at home and didn't have many friends. When i was 18 i went to college and discovered alcohol, men and partying and the weight fell off till i was about 29/30 when i married and then had two children. For the past 15 years I have been up and down from 9 to 12 stone using vlcd, weightwatchers, and many more. The vlcd worked well but ofcourse when I came off them i put the weight back on. For the past two years my weight has spirralled out of control - I was diagnosed about 18 months ago with rheumatoid arthritis, the lack of activity and steroids have helped towards the massive gain. I am now 14 and half stone, the half probably went on over Christmas as i did nothing but eat. I would like to go on another vlcd but unfortunately it doesn't mix with the drugs that i am on. I got diet chef about 3 months ago and just couldn't get myself sorted enough to start. I think i am in a better frame of mind, i am rested with a week off work and the weight is making the pain i have twice as bad so it is now a necessity to get rid of the flab.