I am a 40-something female who has been sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I have been carrying around this extra weight for like a decade save for a brief period of loss followed by tremendous gains. I attribute or rather most of my health care providers attribute everything to weight. So, this time I seem to have found the right diet. A diet that works as promised with access to a tremendous knowledge base and a whole lot of support. It is really nice to be going through this process with a whole online community with some really nice people. We are all in this together and that seems really important to me. I am starting this blog on day 51 of the Ideal Protein diet, down 18 pounds from my start. So excited. Feel good.