I've just joined the site, after looking on the net for some encouragement on starting a new weight loss attempt. I'm knocking on 64, and have been overweight all my life. I'm 3-4 stones overweight, and that's no fun at 5ft. short! To add to my problems, I have a drink problem. My heart went out to Tommy on the site the other day. I felt like shaking him, and telling him to sort his out while he's young! Anyway, on the positive side, I am managing to cut down and also watch what I'm eating. I don't know where the will-power's coming from, but it's here at the moment, so I'm making the best of it! I'm looking forward to reading all the encouraging posts I've been seeing over the last few days.