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The Wanderer Returns!


Good Evening Everyone,

Well, it's been a while since I posted here, about 2 months I think, I have dipped in and out of the forum so I've read some of the interesting and amusing messages. However, I decided to give myself a complete break from weight watching and healthy eating plans, it had become a real chore and I was no longer enjoying planning meals and counting calories, I thought I'd give a more relaxed lifestyle a try, no pre planning, no calorie counting and checking fat content of everything I buy from the supermarket.

Since I last posted a message I've been on holiday, had a few family meals, been to my granddaughter's Holy Communion, had a weekend away and a lovely reunion lunch with a group of girlfriends, so as you see, lots of opportunity for eating and drinking, although to be honest, I found I could no longer eat the same size portions as I used to, I got that full up feeling quite quickly, and I have learned to listen to the voice in my head that tells me to 'stop, walk away from the table'. I hadn't weighed myself over the last couple of months and my new, smaller clothes still fitted but I was aware they were beginning to feel less comfortable, so last week I decided to get back on the wagon after the bank holiday weekend and that is exactly what I've done.

Last Tuesday I stepped onto the scales, I'd gained 10lbs, and if I hadn't already made up my mind to get back to basics seeing that would have left me no option. Far from being downhearted I once again feel, excited and enthusiastic. I've been planning my meals and counting calories and have quite easily got back into the old routine, but with renewed determination, 3 days in and already I feel better, less bloated.

So, here I am, back in the fold and ready to go, not sure whether I'll be joining the Monday weigh in as my week started on Tuesday, but who knows? I'm still considering that one. It's good to be back amongst like minded people.

Have a great weekend everyone.

13 Replies

Great to hear from you Jenever😃


Jenever in reply to flossie358

Hi Flossie, how's it going?

flossie358 in reply to Jenever

Oh a bit static over the last few months but like you ready to step up and go great guns 😃 Here's to a fab week for us both.


Welcome back jenever 😀 sounds like you had a lovely couple of months and it could of been so much worse than 10lb. So well done the plan obviously works and changes people's mindsets about portion control and healthier eating. You'll soon loose those 10lb and more. Good luck. Claire x

Jenever in reply to Claire2stone

Thanks Claire, it's good to be back in control.


Hi Jenever, I'm glad it's all slotted back into place easily for you. Sometimes a break can be refreshing and I'm sure you're back stronger than ever now. Your clothes will soon be feeling comfy again ☺

Jenever in reply to Hidden

Thank you Jem.

ZestHealthy BMI

Hi Jenever,

Welcome back, we missed you!!! :-) Really glad you're doing ok, and that you've had some nice things going on in the past couple of months.

Great to know you'll be re-joining us in the Monday group weigh-ins too, and wishing you a really great week.

Lowcal :-)

Jenever in reply to Zest

Thanks Lowcal, good to be welcomed back so warmly.

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Welcome back Jenever, it's great to hear you sounding so positive :)

It's a good feeling when you pick up the reins and take back the control and I'm sure that those 10lbs and more, will bite the dust in next to no time :)

Have a think about joining Lowcal's re-boot challenge, it's been a godsend for a lot of us! We'd love to have you onboard too :)

It would be smashing to see you back at the monday weigh-in, so I hope you decide to come back to us there, too :)

Wishing you every success :)

Jenever in reply to moreless

Thanks Moreless, I'll have a look of Lowcal's challenge. Loving your signature picture by the way.

morelessAdministrator in reply to Jenever

That's great Jenever, it would be lovely to have you along with us :)

Thanks, just one of my many silly photos now. I try to change it weekly with the mini-challenges that FizzyLiz sets :)

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