OK, chickies, I am back and have recommitted myself to this journey as of December 7th, 2006! I hit a little detour that took me 9 pounds back towards the **** that I came from. What was I thinking? I have no idea, I clearly wasn't. I have no excuses other than I got lazy and slipped back into my old habits, rather easily, I may add....which is disheartening. I am still having trouble getting the exercise in due to long work days, new puppy and uncooperative husband. But, I have put my foot down and told him (husband not the puppy), he MUST help me out, and he agreed. So anyway, here I am, for the rest of the journey!