Hi, Have just joined as although I have lost 1stone 10lbs I need some more accurate weight loss info. I lost half a stone myself, then joined a weight loss group & lost some more, but have become increasingly disillusioned with what I call their "nutrobabble" which encourages unlimited amounts of pasta, rice etc and my weight loss has slowed to virtually nothing (just 1lb) over last 5 weeks. I recognise I need to practice portion control, and so have decided to go it alone as in nutrobabble world portion control is seriously "off plan"! I have approx. another 3 stone to lose which is a bit daunting (overwhelming?). I am late 50s and feeling much healthier with the loss I have achieved already. Another 3 stone and I reckon I'll be feeling about 30 years old ha ha! Why the Middle? I'm Midlands based.