Hi, I have been a yo-yo dieter all my adult life, I have done slimming world and weight watchers several times, lost the weight then piled it back on plus more!! I’ve done silly crash diets, even fasted for four days! I read somewhere it was good to do this once or twice a year! It didn’t feel good hiding the fact I wasn’t eating from everyone else and suffered horrific headaches to go with it!! I have worked as a teaching assistant for 30 years and loved my job but have recently relocated to Slovenia with my husbands job. I have suddenly found myself with a lot of time on my hands and alone for most of the day till hubby gets home. I cannot speak the language and know no one! As you can imagine the weight has piled on due to lack of exercise, routine and motivation!( and constant eating!) I thought I would do daily exercise dvd’s , go for long walks etc and I have found myself pottering about cleaning and not doing much else! I am currently suffering from a hiatus hernia,asthma and cannot fit in any of my clothes!! So I have decided it’s time to give myself a good kick up the old motivation bootie and do something about it!! I came across the NHS website this morning, so here I am! Day 1! I am going back to England at the beginning of June to visit family and I’m hoping I will be feeling fitter and looking better by then! I calculated my BMI this morning and was horrified to see the word obese!!! It’s one thing knowing your overweight but to see it in writing hits where it hurts!!! I am going out at the weekend to buy a mountain bike as there are some beautiful places with cycle paths so here’s to the start of a new journey!