I started my fitness and weight reduction plan on the 08.08.2014. I started at 12s 13.50 and I am now 11s 6.00. My target is 11s 00. I have abstained from alcohol , avoided processed food and tried to screen out all sugar, except that found naturally in fruit. One thing that helped me a lot was changing from wholemeal wheat based bread to rye bread. It's just as filling but with less calories. I also started checking bread packages for the sugar content ( g/100 g serving) and I was astonished at the amount of sugar in some types of bread. The one I use at the moment is 0.7 g/100 g serving but I have seen a number of health looking bread packets with a sugar content of 3.6 g/100 g serving. My journey has so far taught me two things. Firstly, that diet is the most important factor and much more important than exercise but above all you have to be highly motivated and persistent and not be deterred by day to day setbacks.