I don't really feel comfortable posting things on-line, so I'll see how I get on!
I'm not new to trying to control my weight, but I am new to Health Unlocked.
At the age of 70, I have to admit that my problem is largely one of "defying my mother". She died 8 years ago, but she's always in my head telling me that my size will make me ill, and questioning everything I put in my mouth in her presence. I joined a well known weight loss organisation 30 years ago, and just about managed to reach my goal weight, but I was never able to stay there for more than a week or two. More recently I've been following their current programme on line, and when I stick to it, it does work. But it's so easy to slip up! Either I'm out and about on my own, close to shops that sell biscuits, and I buy them, I'm sure, in a spirit of teenage defiance! Or I will plan a week of healthy eating, only to have my plans "sabotaged" by my husband who prepares much less healthy meals when I'm out, and persuades me to share a ac if ice cream with him.
Now, he has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (having been "under threat" for some years, and is ready to regard this as an opportunity to improve his diet and lose weight. and it's an opportunity for both of us. So I've joined Health Unlocked to strengthen my own motivation to keep us both under control.