Last week I came back to the group after being away some time. I have weighed myself today and have lost another 2lb which brings me down to 17st 5lb. I have lost 24lbs this year and a total of 31lbs off my highest ever weight. Today I was out shopping and carrying two heavy bags and just for a second remembered how uncomfortable I used to feel when I was at my heaviest. I feel really motivated and even though I have had a lot of work related stress recently I have managed not to reach for the crisps and chocolate that I would have wanted previously. I think the change has come due to cooking from scratch, and reading labels and being very aware of what is in the food I eat. I want to fill my body with healthy foods not chemicals. I also have more control over my portions these days and eat only when I am hungry. I am pescatarian and try to have a healthy balanced diet. I write my food diary every night and record how many portions of fruit and veg I've had, exercise and also what kind of a day I have had. At the moment I feel motivated, long may it continue.