well folks...I am doing a slow route to losing weight. I cut out the regular soda almost 2 weeks ago and no problems. I replaced it with Diet Soda which I know isn't the absolute healthiest thing...but that was a big step in itself. So right there I have cut out approximately 1000 calories per day (yes....I drank ALOT) and I haven't really changed any of my other eating habits. before I gave up the regular soda I was 155. A week later 150, and now it is that time of the month so I'm at 152 (I'm thinking later in the week it should go down). So anyways....my target goal is to get back to around 130 (I'm 5'5 but I carry my weight pretty well....friends say I look thinner than people 2 inches taller and 15 lbs lighter than me). I don't want to go on a diet and then gain it all back...instead I want to change my lifestyle and ways of eating. So I'm doing it in baby steps....if I eliminate everything at once I know I won't stick with it. A typical day of food for me: Breakfast: Diet soda, Quaker granola bar (one of the ones with chocolate or marshmallows in it) Lunch: If I remember to eat lunch it is either a ham sandwich with mayo on french bread or a bowl of vegetable soup Dinner: Again...if I remember to eat it....it is usually some type of frozen meal that includes white potatos and pasta (like Bertolli's or Skillet Sensations) Snacks: Throughout the day I'll snack on potato chips (yes I'm horrible....one of those big bags every 2 days). This time of year I also grab a couple Hershey Kisses a day. So I want to start to revamp my morning schedule. Breakfast: I need something quick....I don't have time to cook in the morning. I typically get up at 7 AM and I don't eat until around 9 AM. I have access to a microwave and a fridge. Ideas? Snack: What time of day should I be having a morning snack? (Lunch is usually right around 12 because of class schedule, etc.) Ideas for a quick, healthy snack? Something that can be thrown in my backpack (it can go into a fridge though). Sorry so long.....I appreciate any advice! And I handle the criticisms of my current eating habits!