I joined about 3 months ago hoping to lose weight for a mini break in Portugal before Xmas but I failed in my attempt! Not only a failure but I actually put more weight on so thought what the hell I'll leave it until after Xmas. Things came to a head 3 weeks ago when I got on the scales and weighed 160.5lbs (11st 6.5lbs)!!!!! That's almost my heaviest weight ever. I'm only 5'2" so that's way way too heavy. So I thought I HAVE to do something. Feeling motivated I decided to try the 5:2 diet. The first week I lost 3lbs in as many days but then put it back on again at the weekend! Feeling very down I tried again and this morning I weighed at 155lbs (11st 1lb) so I'm on the right track. It's amazing how much better I feel even after just a small loss and I know I have a long way to go but I'm giving myself small goals instead of looking at it as such a huge challenge which is so daunting.