Well, I finally gave up. I have been struggling with weight issues for the last 10 years, going up and down. Well the last few years have been even more difficult (that 40 year thing, lol) so I decided to get drastic. I have been reading some good things about the Medifast 5 & 1 plan so I started today. You get 5 of their small prepackaged meals and then you eat 1 "lean and green" meal for dinner (small portion of lean meat, chicken, fish and a serving of veggies). So I'll keep you posted how it goes!!