Congrats on the 3 lbs sassy! I can't wait to get mine! I do agree that they only work for a couple of months at most-you develop a resistance to the medication, which is common for lots of different kinds of meds. But if you are dedicated to a healthy eating program, I think that it can be a great "kickstart". I've been big and I've been small, and I know for me personally, the bigger you are the more difficult (and painful, and embarassing, for that matter) it can be to try to start a rigorous exercise routine, so if you can get a little weight off with a medication, and the psychological boost from the weight loss, it's all for the better anyway. No, it's not a magic pill. There's no such thing. But I'm willing to take whatever help I can get!