Another voice of gratitude here! Thank you so much, Barbara, for presenting weight mainenance as a seperate, vitally important phase in the persuit of a healthy lifestyle. Your book , blog, and other work bring a great deal of medical credibility to this young field. And, Anne, thank you for the thoughtful, insightful review and follow up questions. I also feel that this plan is probably not one that would easily fit into my own life, but I am so glad that the door has been opened for (hopefully) a flood of other valid, well researched maintenance strategies! Bring on the knowledge!