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I'm coming back....

S: 14st4lb C: 13st1.5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 35.8 Loss: 1st2.5lb(8.25%)
Hi everybody, I think I have stayed away long enough!

Hope all of you are well?

First I would like to thank you all for your so kind messages on my tragic news threads, and it was so thoughtful to start a sticky. I have read every single message and it really does mean a lot to know how many of you have had us in your thoughts and prayers.

Things are still up and down here, but its still early days. I manage well really and can be positive most of the time, but I just can't get my head around the fact my daughter doesn't have her Daddy. I can live with the rest (reluctantly of course) but I really struggle to think of her living her life without knowing him the way she would have. I still have various worries re money etc. Still don't know if my insurance company will pay out and have been looking into benefits etc. I have changed my car as I couldn't afford to keep it.

On the whole though I am coping pretty well, I have wonderful family and friends who have been absolutely wonderful.

I went back to work a week ago so thats helping keep my mind busy too, my work have also been incredible. Its heartwarming to know how many people care about what happens to me.

weightwise I am happy enough.... I lost 8 pounds in the first 3 weeks after Marc died, and I've put most of it back on, but I am happy with how I look. I am a size 10 and I don't feel any need to be smaller. I also feel in a way this is all for nothing as I wanted to share it with marc, but I know its much more to do with my health. I need good health now to cope with life ahead.

I feel quite ok most of the time, I try to be optimistic. I am very lucky I have my daughter, my friends and my family. I am only 31 and there is a whole other life out there waiting for me just as soon as I am ready for it, I may as well be healthy and fit for it!

Thanks again to all of you for being there for me in my hours of need, I'll be posting now in the hope you can help me keep my weight off. I didn't do management as I was just about to move on to it when this happened and I can't justify spending the money now as I don't know where I stand at the moment financially. I may buy myself a GI book, thats the recommended route isn't it?

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Silver Member
Mags I'm so happy to see you back here and have been thinking a lot about you and your daughter. You sound so brave and so strong in your post.

I can fully understand you not going into management and yes a low GI is a recommended diet, I've read people posting that the Anthony Worrall Thompson one is a good book.

Stay strong xx



finding my way again !
G: 11st7lb
wellcome back Mags.
your daughter will be proud to have such a strong mum
sending you love, huggs & support


escaping the fat
S: 23st5lb C: 19st8.5lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 40.5 Loss: 3st10.5lb(16.06%)
Oh Mags, so good to see you back and sounding positive. Hope the insurance pays out for you, it would be very cruel if they didnt. why are they hesitating? Sorry if im too nosey.
I dont know much about GI but sure there are plenty on here who do. Good luck with maintaining just the thought of it scares the hell out of me.


Hopeful for the future
Welcome back Mags

Good to see you back Mags,
I admire you your strength and resilience too. With a role model like you, your daughter will grow up strong, and I have no doubt you'll do all in your power to remind her of her lovely dad over the coming years.
Good luck with the GI plan..... xxx
S: 17st4lb C: 16st11lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 43 Loss: 0st7lb(2.89%)
Welcome back Mags :hug99:
Welcome back Mags x

Just a note re maintenence, have a look at weight loss resources Weight Loss Resources

This website has helped me maintain for over 6 months now, the food planners and calorie counting helps me loads and I know when Im veering off track. They have a free 3 day trial too.

I hope you get your money worries out the way soon x


Gold Member
S: 29st0lb
welcome back Mags big hugs for you and your daughter xxxx:grouphugg::grouphugg:
Glad you are back and your thread shows just how strong you are.

I am sure this is tough at differnt times, but feel sure your daughter, family & friends are so proud of you.

Take care of yourself,

Like everybody my thoughts are with you

Sam xx
Hi Mags, welcome back. You've been in my thoughts often... I can't express how much I admire you for your tenacity. You have been through so much and it's wonderful to have you back on the board.

Sending hugs to you and your darling girl.



Queen of the Damned
Just want to add my welcome backs. You are an incredibly strong woman.


The Diet Guy
Hiya Mags!! :)

Welcome back and such as positive post is lovely to see and you are doing so well I take my hat off to you.



Not dieting ATM!
It's really lovely to see you back Mags.

I think your are doing really brilliantly.

Hugs to you and Hannah.

Dizzy x


Regular Member
Hi Mags

It's great to have you back here and sounding so strong and positive. You are amazing.
Love and hugs to you and your little girl

Jazzy x


Staff member
S: 18st2lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st2lb Loss: 3st0lb(16.54%)
Hi Mags,

So happy to see you back and sounding so positive. I admire your strength. We are here for you:hug99:

Big hugs to you and your daughter.

Love Mini xxx



Busy busy busy!!
S: 15st3lb C: 13st11lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 33.1 Loss: 1st6lb(9.39%)
Welcome back Mags and so great to see you so positive.

We are always here if you need us in any way.


Gold Member
Hiya Mags,
lovely to see you posting :p I often wonder how you're getting on, so thanks for updating us...

As the others have said, remember we're all here for you with a listening ear....

Hugs for you and lil un,

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