At last! some progress. At first I lost nothing, although, oddly, I'd noticed my clothes felt a bit looser. But 25 days on, I have now lost 5lb.
I've done a lot more exercise, like one and a half and two hour walks daily, and have been to the gym twice in that 25 days and played badminton once a week. Yes, put in black and white like that I can see I should go to the gym more often! But, I do what I can do!
It has helped me to 'think thin' , to visualise myself as I used to be, and how that used to feel, and I find that very motivating. I also find it helpful to plan what I'm going to eat each day. Also I'm trying to be more mindful about what I eat, and still little or no alcohol. Have had a total of just 5 glasses of wine in - well ages; so long I don't even know for sure when I started cutting it out - probably at least three months now. So - now down to 13st 1lb.
I'm hoping that I will now continue to steadily lose weight.