In Sept, my son went to university and I am not sure what happened to me - perhaps a severe case of "Empty Nest"??? I decided I would change everything in my life that I could; and one of them was my weight. I read the NHS stories about this guy who had tried many different diets and down loaded the NHS 12 week approach. I adopted a hybrid approach suited to my life style and have since then I have lost 63 lbs. Been relatively painless. I plan to lose maybe another stone or so, but hope to get back to the weight I was at when I finished university. Best wishes for the new year!!!