I have been counting my calories for the last week and have lost 7lbs. I have only now decided to sign up. I lost weight, calorie counting, many years ago and now my weight is at its highest I have decided to try again. I visited the doctor for a bad cough and ended up having a liver function test (that a different problem!!!). Of the two tests one has dropped dramatically but the other has increased. Blood pressure is normal though, yay. I have a third blood test in a couple of weeks so decided to try and eat more healthy and lose a bit of weight in case that helps things alone. My mind is focused on the next 12 months. With the amount of weight I need to lose (8st), it would be unrealistic to have high expectations.