Hello everyone, I have been a lurker on the forum for quite some time but decided to take the plunge and start Exante on Saturday, so thought I would join for support and to document my progress. I have struggled with my weight since childhood and I have always been overweight but after ballooning to 17st in little over a year I decided enough was enough and I had to make a change. I had no idea I was getting myself in to such a state but I had just moved out and didn't think buying mirrors or scales were a priority, how wrong was I? And then the lazy eating habits kicked in. I started Atkins and lost 5st in about 7 months, but after losing this weight I stalled and have maintained that same weight for a year and a half now. I am happy to have maintained for so long and to have gotten to the stage I am now, but I am still larger than I would like to be and NEED to reach my goal. I purchased a 4 week mixed bumper pack and it arrived on Friday evening so I started Exante on Saturday. I have been enjoying it so far, I like all of the soups, love the bars and the shakes aren't bad either. I am looking forward to trying the meals and soups next month. I would love to fit into a size 10 or 12 for the first time in my life.