Hello, I am Alison, I have yo yo'd with my weight for years. Last year I eventually got to a weight that I was really happy with 9 stone 7. I felt great and confident. Unfortunately I have fallen with a holiday just before Christmas , then Christmas festivities, then a health issue. So here I am 10 stone 8.5 . I know for those facing a huge challenge ( I have been there, my heaviest was 13 stone ) this may sound an easy hill to climb, however I have CFS and I have to pace, doing the same expenditure of energy daily, or I will crash and when you wake up feeling like you have run a marathon, healthy food choices are not easy. So my climb is still hard, but I know from last year it is doable and not only that, a great reward awaits me health wise, when achieved. I do hope being part of a community will help these during next 12 weeks and make it seem like less of a lonely struggle.