Hi All, I've never really used a forum before, and I've never really been on a diet before! I unfortunately experienced some trauma this time last year and used food to try and cope. It didn't work though, all that happened was I put on weight around my middle which blew my confidence even further. After dwelling on this for a few months, and getting Xmas out of the way I decided thatI need to lose this weight and constructively cope with my life, instead of eating something horribly unhealthy (and usually containing several or more servings) and then feelinge ven worse than before. My mum has been on SW for ages on and off, but committed to it about 2 years ago and has now reach her target weight. I noticed how fab she looked at Xmas and she seems more confident which makes me so happy She offered me one of her books (the new one, she is sticking to the old one for now as hse knows it well) andI've been doing it for about 5 days now. It's going well so far, but there are some challenges because I'm vegan. I ate quite nutritionally responsibly before starting SW, but tended to pig out on choccy etc with my partner. That's all stopped now and I've joined you all on this journey! Let's see where I get!