After reading all the posts on the thread "MY CDC IS FATTER THAN ME" something I picked up while reading between the lines (and some said outright) also reading between the lines on other threads, something that has come up that really, really worries me. Firstly, I don't want to offend any restarters out there, really I don't. In fact you are probably the people who are going to be able to give the most insight into this for me. Sidestep..... Just one thing about the CDC and weight thing.... I thought all CDC's had done CD, lost weight and maintained. That's obviously not the case, my own CDC is on the diet and weighs a little less than me, but is very encouraging and it's nice to know she has and is experiencing what I am. The thing that worries me...... I see here and there things like "oh I lost X amount of weight before and maintained, but now I am back after putting on 2/3/4 stone again" (not a direct quote obviously). I understand putting on a few pounds after coming off, as you reintroduce food to your diet, but 2/3/4 and more stone just seems a little excessive. And please please please don't take offence any restarters I beg you, before anyone (restarters or otherwise) replies "but things come up in life, no control, etc" I understand that completely, I really really do. No matter what diet you do, life can knock you off track, but surely not to the excess of putting all the weight (and sometimes more) back on. After all the hard work and struggles it's disappointing to read these remarks. I am glad that these people have had the courage to come back on do CD again. But it makes me worry about when it comes to the end of my CD journey. I don't want to work my a$$ off, lose the weight, maintain and put it all back on. And I am sure no one else does either. Has anyone else noticed these comments on the forum or what are your opinions on the regaining of the weight??? And again, I know life throws things at you, etc. but 2/3 stone?????? Sarah.