I, a person who had little to no hope back on January 1, have lost 40 pounds!!!!! I began my New Year's Resolution with a bit of a whimper...but on January 25, made the decision to eat correctly and what I call clean eating. I have not wavered since that day. The first three weeks were, in a word, Awful! I honestly felt like I imagine a drug addict must feel when going through withdrawal! I surged onward, however, and one day, about three weeks in, I realized that I felt OK! I no longer snore, I can move easier, I can cross my legs, and I am enjoying my "friends' who I have "met" here at 3Fat Chicks. I enjoy trying to get out of the next decade thread before the other people on the thread! They are a great bunch and very motivating! I have a long way to go, but I plan to enjoy the journey...not to mention the destination!!!!!