Well I have been putting it off but I'm getting a bit depressed with how I look now, so time to take some action! I did loose about a stone (how many pounds is that?) before our holiday in December and since we have been back I've put it all back on and more. I'm only short and have always been pear shaped, and of course I love all the wrong things. My diet is appalling as well, I snack out alot on crisps, chocolate, cheddar cheese, etc. instead of having a decent meal everyday. I also leave out breakfast most days. I was very strict with myself last time as we had our Orlando trip booked up so I had a date/goal. I just cut out all the "bad" things and the weight slowly but surely dropped off. I have now gone tearful because deep down I long to be slimmer. I know I will never be svelt like but I want to like what I see in the mirror. I'm beginning to get embarrased going out now as well which is obviously not a good thing. Anyway, the next step is for me to buy some weighing scales and a start date. Any advise on how you all started as I want to succeed but I know it's going to be a rough ride, but I'm sure with your help it will be easier. Sorry this ended up so long and thanks for listening!