Hi there Hope it's ok to jump right in and create my own diary! It's been 3 years since I used this site. At that point I got to target with SW but similar to many others, now find myself in the position of having to lose it all again. How did I get back to this stage? A very stressful managment position, a back injury and a long commute on top of the day to day juggles of being a working mum! Complacency crept in, stressful days led to more frequent take-aways and bottles of wine, extended periods of inactivity, et voila, here I starting out on the journey again! This time around, I'm going hardcore with CWP. Never thought I could entertain a VLCD but after ordering a raft of clothes from Very last weekend (for NYE) and looking like a sausage bursting out of its skin in every one, the switch was flicked and I booked in with a local CDC the very next morning. I have 2st 3 to lose to get down to 11st 7, which for me is a comfortable size 12 and the top end of a healthy BMI. Day 6 today and so far so good. Other than the occasional hunger pangs, I've been quite lucky so far with no notable side effects. Love the products which helps! Cookies and Cream shake is a favourite, as is the lemon bars and the tetras. The only thing I forced down was the maple and pecan porridge, bleurgh! My CDC is having an operation so I have an age to wait before WI. Of course, there will (and already has been) plenty of unofficial WIs and so far so good! Wish me luck!