Hi everyone, I am sure that quite a few of you identify with a combination of weight gain through lack of movement (and energy!), eating foods that might not be the best for us (but let's face it, unfortunately, pre-made food is cheap, easy and no cooking!). I cut out sugar and starches - and we were eating really well. But, it was not easy - nor was it cheap. The best thing I found is to be able to get a meal stretch to at least 2 more meals for us. I used to be 'in the zone' in regards to getting my weight back under control down to a size 12 (American). I was doing so well...and then Christmas 2013 (last year) came...(We call it Snackmas...the time of year to snack.) and Snack we did...and I am right back to a size 20. I have tried at least 4 times in the past 2 years to get back on track...and have failed. (And failed the other night when the husband came home from McDonald's (which we NEVER eat at), with a banana milkshake, hot apple pie and a McFlurry. I think I have a problem saying 'No thank you!' So. Anybody interested in starting some gentle exercise together? See how we are doing with it, and support each other. My other 'issue' is that because I am hypermobile, at the time of doing the activity I feel fine...2 days later, I can barely budge...so, I am going to attempt to pace myself a bit more this time... Oh I do hope we have some takers!