Hi there, my name is Diane and i am 48yrs old. I have 3 grown up children who all have left home now. I live with my boyfriend and our 2 small dogs. I have struggled with my weight for as long as i can remember (forever) and now i feel its affecting my health and the older i am getting the more aware and concerned i am. I have a under active thyriod which was diagnosed 1yr ago so i am on medication for this and i also have long term depression and anxiety which i take medication for. I have recently changed my depression medication and feel i have really put on more weight since taking these. Anyway i am glad i have found this site for some support and guidness from other people in a simular situation to me and just to talk to people who might understand me a bit more. Because of my mental state i am not able to go out and socialise and i used to walk my dogs alot and recently moved into more rural settings hoping this might of helped me but it has made me more of a recluse unfortunatly.