Your story might be the source of inspiration that makes someone else feel that being slim and healthy is possible for when you have a lot of weight to lose you get overwhelmed and do feel like giving up as I think so many of us have tried and failed so many times before. I was at rock bottom with my weight when I read a story in Women's Own and it was about Kate Aylesbury who lost 9 stone on LL. She went from a size 28 to a size 12 in only six months and she looked amazing! I never heard of LL but reading her story I could see it was a liquid diet and I had done something similar 19 years before and was very successful on it and I managed to keep my weight off until I gave up smoking. It was Cambridge diet that I had done back then and in the mean time I had moved house and no one where I now live knew of anyone doing Cambridge diet or where I might get it. However Lipotrim was available in my local Chemist and I started on my diet using Lipotrim and because I did not know much about it I Googled Lipotrim and found Discovery Health forum where I was made to feel very welcome by D_Q who took me under her wing and even though she was doing Cambridge Diet she gave me all the help and encouragement I needed right from the start, this was my first forum experience and a very good one at that, I feel very lucky I found Discovery Health and especially D_Q. During this time I had asked my son to build me a website and he did as I thought one day I might like to do something similar. Time passed and the site my son built was gathering dust so to speak and then this time last year Discovery Health said they were closing down to do some new updates and that they would be back in about five days or so... We the members of the forum went into a panic as the forum was our support lifeline and some said they had other forums they were a part of and that they would be back after Discovery Health was back up and running. I did not know how to use another forum and I felt nervous and anxious about going somewhere else, so I asked my son could he get the site up and running so we could use it while Discovery Health was down and this he did. I posted on Discovery Health that I had a site we could use during the time that we would be without Discovery Health and that it was somewhere we could still all be together as a community without splitting up. We set up home here on MiniMins and when Discovery Health went back up some decided to stay on here and some went back to Discovery Health and some decided to use both MiniMins and Discovery Health. Most of the members who moved over here that day are still here, people I have come to love and respect and I am proud to call my friends for they have given of themselves to help so many people feel welcomed here and to help them on their diet journey and it is this example of friendship, support and caring for one another that carries on and has made MiniMins what we all know today. We have grown from a couple of hundred members to now over 3,000. So this is how MiniMins was born today one year ago... The power of one inspirational story can cause a chain reaction that becomes bigger than the original story or those who play their part in it along the way. I believe MiniMins is now bigger than anyone person...it is a community of like minded people on the same journey to Slimdom. And the name MiniMins comes from a nickname that Brightness called me on Discovery Health. 04/12/2011 Updated to add that our community has grown to over 70,000.