Hey All, Just thought I would make a thread covering my weight loss journey from now until October. I'm 5ft3in and weigh about 196lbs (nearly 14 stones) I have been over weight for the last couple of years and never been motivated enough to do anything about it. I've met a guy I really like and my confidence is lacking. I know I'm better looking when I don't weigh this much and I think knowing that he is attracted to girls that aren't big has really given me the motivation I need. I piled on the pounds during my last relationship which lasted 2 years. Looking in the mirror disguists me and I haven't bought new clothes in months. Nothing fits right and I just keep thinking I'm too fat. I'm living at home until September so it is very difficult for me to lose weight as I eat what my parents do. In fact, if I don't eat a large portion I get questioned and made out like something is wrong or I am weird for dieting. They think I can't do it and don't help the situation at all. So right now I'm making do with what I have at home and looking forward to going to the gym in september. In this thread I will post what I'm eating every day and weigh myself weekly. I'll also post about the struggles I'm having or any other stuff related to my weight loss. I used to keep a diary but I'm on the comp so much this seems a lot more fun! Hoping to go from 196 to 160 by October 1. I have some pics but I'm too embarrased to post them yet...maybe at the end I can do before/after pics! Although my journey won't end in October, that's just a short term goal. I eventually hope to bring my weight down to about 125lbs.