Well here it goes. I have never been able to keep a diary before but will try & update this at least twice a week, I have been trying to control my weight for just under half of my life, & that's quite a few years. Since then I have been on all sorts of diets the most successful of these was about seven years ago on LL when I lost just over 4 stone. Then Christmas came along together with the mince pies ( which I love } & it all went down hill from there really. I am now at the heaviest I have ever beem. I no longer look at myself in the mirror. I am fed of wearing clothes that I don't like but wear then because they are comfortable & hide the bumps. Last year on holiday I was so self conscious that I avoided the pool & finally I am determined that I do not order a bigger sized uniform for work!! So here it is, the year of my success. I have a box of chocs on the worktop left over from Christmas & they will stay there unopened as a sign of my determination. Each day they stay unopened will signify a day closer to reaching my goal. Fingers crossed. On day 3 today & have only had one shake so far, a chocolate one mixed with hot water & coffee. Not sure if I liked it or not Looking forward to porridge for dinner. Good luck to all of you on your journeys.