Hi Ritzy (hope you don't mind me calling you that)
You don't have to buy the lites AT ALL -- what they will do is move you to the next higher food plan -- this is what Karen/Metalchick did -- she stayed on the purple plan until she reached maintainence, which she's been on for the past few months. I imagine that you're doing gold?
Personally, I dont do any of the supplements at all. Most of us don't.
However, the standard plan doesn't include any sweet treats at all, so I use the lites for that. I do substitute luna bars frequently for the lites - even though I bought the lite package up front. Yes, it's a lot of money, and I wish I'd found the chicks here before I plunked down the money.
Come join us on the monthly thread - that's where most of us hang out..
Birthday goal (181.2-165)
Long Term Goal!