OK, if anyone remembers me , I did LL a couple of years ago, put on a bit :sigh: then started LLL on 24th February this year at start weight of 11 stone and 1 pound and I'm 5 ft 4 tall. I did 8 weeks of LLL and then due to a 'funds' crisis decided to go it alone. I was 9 st 11 when I left LLL meetings and am now 9st 3 which I am more than happy with. I do fluctuate - I have been between 9st 1 and 9 st 5 but it evens out over the days etc, depending on water retention, periods etc. I wanted to tell people that even with bringing back 'normal' foods, as long as you have portion control, have everything in moderation, continue exercising and MOST important learn what your emotional trigger points are, you can keep to your goal. I know it's early days yet but I am determined not to slide down the slippery slope that I did after LL of 'just this one won't hurt' or 'I'll work it off after' etc because that didn't work for me personally and no matter how much I love the banana shakes (!!!!!) I don't want to have to go back if I can get it right this time round !!! Plus we fly to Crete in 5 weeks so am keeping that in mind for my extra motivation PLUS have just landed my dream job this week so everything is looking up. And believe me I am no angel:17729:- I have had some very hard days of wanting to eat more than I needed and have succumbed a few times over the weeks to temptation BUT am learning about myself every day and I feel I am worth the effort ! Thank you everyone who has supported me when I needed it, you're an amazing bunch of 'virtual' mates :grouphugg: X.x.