I have decided enough is enough of fad diets and want to give the 12 week plan a go. I am 40 and am classed as obese. It's time to stop kidding myself and hold myself accountable. About 12 years ago I was just within my healthy weight range at 10 stone and was pretty happy and felt good about myself. 12 years and 3 children later, I weigh in at 13 stone 9lbs (my heaviest ever). I want to be a good role model for my children, I want to get fit. I feel the 12 week plan would help re-educate me in calorie and portion control. According to the bmi calculator I can consume 1400 calories per day which seems alot to me as most calorie controlled diet plans I have been on before say 1200. I will go with it for week 1 and see how I get on. I have also joined a gym and have an induction this week. Anyway just thought I would introduce myself. I've read through the newbie section which was really very helpful. Any hints and tips, meal sharing would be greatfully appreciated.