I am a 48 year old dad. Used to be really fit and partake in various sporting and exercising activities (skating, half marathons, dancing etc). After some personal challenges, my weight gradually increased to over 315 lbs over several years. But now feel that I want to lose weight and be able to do more active things with my 2 daughters and wife. Started a diet 9 days ago. My idea is to be careful during the week (fruit for breakfast, soup for lunch and a meal in the evening, no snacking or alcohol), and then relax at the weekend (or else I don't feel that I will be able to keep it up). Just started the 2nd week, and so far lost over 6 lbs.Target is to lose 1 stone in the first month, and then half a stone each month thereafter.