Hi Sally – I started strong as well – right around the same time you did. Then I had three deaths in our family and the birth of a premature grandchild and I slid back to old habits. I rededicated myself a few weeks ago and have enjoyed a nice loss in weight and inches. I too realized how much better I felt when I stuck to the allowed foods. Eating healthy is a lifestyle change that I want to solidify so that when I hit the inevitable bumps in the road, I will be able to stay on task. Best wishes for your success!!