Thanks Wannabeskinny. I think it is just focusing on what you're name says -do I want to be skinny. I guess that when the desire to be skinny outweighs the desire to eat, then I just stick to a plan. So the place for me to start is why do I want to be skinny. I guess I should start with my health. I am 50 and obese. While I have managed to fend off diabetes and other issues thus far, it is only a matter of time. Do I really want to allow myself to spend the next 20 years getting sicker, or do I want to live them as a healthy adult? Ifs making up my mind I want to be skinny the only think standing between #1: years of reasonable health and #2: years of anxiety, cost, brain fog, limits, loss of sight, loss of driving, heart trouble, knee trouble, hip trouble, lack of energy and more. Hmmm- not sure why this is even a sensible choice as #2.