Hello all, I have battled with weight gain since my first of three children twenty seven years ago, I have always worked full time in a very stressful job, often spending long periods away from home, bringing up three kids as well made healthy eating very difficult, on top of all that my lovely husband of nearly thirty years eats whatever he wants especially copious amounts of chocolate which has to be stored in t our fridge and is till the same size as when I met him. Six years ago I took voluntary redundancy from and had the luxury of taking 6 months at home, I joined weight watchers attended a weekly class and lost four stone. I was so proud of myself and vowed to never get that big again. I found it really worked for me because I had no stress I had plenty of time to go to the gym, plan and prepare meals etc. 6 years later having rejoined the workforce and again in a very stressful full on job I have regained the weight and I'm totally feeling the pain. Now six years older my knees ( I turned fifty last year) hurt so much I can't kneel down anymore. My legs hurt when I get up and generally I feel MEH every day. This weekend having tried to do some gardening and finding it too painful I went on line having decided again to join another weight loss group. Wondering which one is now favourable I did a google versus search and the NHS website popped up, so I thought why not it's free and worth a go. This is me sole bared and on day two and doing ok, have only had under a thousand of the recommended 1400 per day is that bad?