This feels a bit like boasting, but hopefully it's motivational so here goes. I was going to put this as my profile but then I thought you won't be able to see what I looked like before. I have lost 4.3 kg (just over 9lb) (currently at 101.1 kg) since early January and my waist has come down from 45 inches to 40 (a third of the way to a more healthy waist measurement of 30 inches). My profile pic is of me at a Halloween party last October. This was taken on Saturday (I'm supposed to be dressed up as River Song from Dr. Who ). This is the first time I have managed to tolerate a belt around my middle in years - and I actually danced for about 30 mins non-stop. (Which is just as well because I had <cough> ... chips beforehand...) I still have a long way to go, but it's working. And I've remembered how much I like dancing.