Hi my name is Lyn I'm 54 and it's taken me a very long time to get into mindset and lose weight. I have health problems which is restricting mobility and also care full time for my Mom. My life is extremely stressful and quite full on most days. I've always had weight problems from a little girl up. I've only dieted twice before both times losing weight but not discipline myself to keep it off. I started on slimming world diet a number of weeks ago and managed to lose 12 llbs over a number of weeks but then it came to a halt. Eating fruit is proving difficult for me as I have a bowel complaint. I'm seeing my gp this week about some stomach pain n bloating. One day last week I was feeling quite deflated that I was not eating very much and my weight hadn't dropped in 3 weeks. I hadn't cheated at all. I stumbled across the nhs healthy eating plan and calorie counting I had nothing to lose to switch over to this plan so decided to give it a go. I also browsed through the recipes and ideas and do the app. After doing my bmi check I was horrified the calories they are allowing me is 1800 a day and with a mammoth task ahead of me to lose 8 stone seems a very long way off. Already with this healthy eating plan I am seeing results and it's only been 3 days and 2.5llbs lighter. I am thrilled with my start it encourages me to go on. Writing this helps me a lot as I'm not the most confident of people. So many thanks if your reading this and best wishes to you on your journey.