I'm hoping that starting a weightloss journal will motivate me to lose weight! So far it seems to be an ongoing cycle of looking in the mirror and thinking "what a lardball time I went on a diet" and then walking into the living room and thinking..."packet of crisps? yeahhhh why not.." I don't know if it's the time of year but at the moment I just cannot stop eating. This is gonna sound terrible but last week I bought a fortnight's worth of food shopping and ate it all within a week I'm really unhappy with how I look at the moment but I'm trying to be realistic and optimistic because I know if I really put my mind to it I can lose the weight and go back to being slim again. I just seriously lack motivation. When I was 15, I got one of those dance mats for christmas with the game you play on the playstation. I became so addicted to it - I got up at 7am everyday and played it continuously till 9 at night. So I literally spent 12 hours a day for 3 weeks over the christmas holidays just jogging on the spot. When I went back to school after the holidays, people were coming up to me going " what the hell happened? are you anorexic? "...I remember putting my school skirt on and it fell to the ground! Then 3 years after that (and I maintained my weight all that time)...I met my ex and for some reason while I was with him I piled on loads of weight. My weight has been up and down over the years and there have been times I've been reasonably ok with how I look but I've always wanted to lose 2 or 3 stone again and tone up. Since I've had Aiden though, this is the worst my weight has ever been. I'm DESPERATE to do something about this. Getting rid of my huge wobbly belly is the most important thing to me...I can't even hide it anymore So any advice, tips and support would be VERY much appreciated! I am looking to lose a total of 3 stone, I don't care how long it takes me! Wish me luck!