Its been a while! I deliberately have not been weighing myself, but noticing that my skirts are looser, and I could actually button up my mac I got on the scales and was very pleasantly surprised!. I have lost half a stone without really trying; just been eating three meals a day no snacks. As I can eat whatever I want I do not feel deprived. In fact I only eat when I am hungry I listen to my body, and make sure it gets nourishing food. Nor am I reaching for the snacks every time I get stressed. I have been doing lots of yoga and pilates (usually five times per week, and walking). That and lots of deep breathing and relaxing has helped me to just enjoy my food and life as well. I will continue to take the gentle route, and be kinder to myself. I will let you know how things progress.