I started my journey last september wanting to lose 2 stone. I started out at 11 stone 13. I am now down to 11 stone 2. Very slow, but i suppose progress is being made. I try to count everything i eat, although sometimes difficult. I excersize as often as i can, mostly walking and British heart foundation cardio dvd following a heart attack. My biggest problem is my husband! ! If only i didnt have to cook for him! my meals would be a lot simpler. He says i dont eat enough to keep a fly alive - 1250 calories a day - not helpful. I'll keep reading everyones posts to stay motivated. Keep them coming they are great, everyone has achieved so much. Congrats to you all.