Hello All!! I was inspired by a fellow bride and minimins member to start a diary of my weight loss journey as I prepare for my wedding in July 2015!! So I shall start as with a somewhat of an introduction... I'm Kara, 24 years young and mother to 3 beautiful children!! Once upon a time I was known as the slim short one aka Smurfette but now feel I resemble a terrible rip off of Vicky Pollard (yes I am BOVAR'D lol) Three children in three years has left a lovely extra 6/7st behind :sigh: despite my half hearted previous efforts I have failed to get any smaller then 13st before I lose the plot and gain it back So your probs wondering why now?? Well my darling o/h of nearly 5 years proposed in October last year (3 days before our 3rd child was born) and once the excitement of a new baby had settled I was left thinking.....FIDDLESTICKS I DONT want to be rolled down the aisle !! So here I am now, size 18-20, saggy, scaly (psoriasis has flared since my gain) and downright miserable I decided, I am in charge of my weight and for once I would rule it instead of it ruling me!!! So first stop got the DEPO (no more wee ones anytime soon please) and then ordered a 4 week pack of exante (admittedly not my first attempted it in 2011 before discovering I was pregnant) and despite 2 false starts I am here, currently drinking a thai chicken soup and letting all the years of pent up weight insecurity out!! Day one is going better then expected no hunger pangs I've decided to replace at LEAST two meals (will attempt three but for now will have chicken and steamed veg) and slowly wean myself off the solid stuff. So far managed 11lbs since October so I know it can be done My first target being my engagement party on 17th may this year and hoping to get into a size 14 dress!! So after my rant I do apologise for length of my first post into the diary but hope those who read it can have an insight into the weird and crazy world of me !!! Good luck to you all and will keep you all updated.