I am a new kid in the group from Florida. Are there any Floridians there? I lost my first 30 pounds with HGC 5 months ago, I have not gotten all back yet, but I am on a new road now with Spark People. I have to say it is very difficult to do this on our own, but nothing is stopping me now. I am a mother of two, with different passions and interests, so I am always finding myself running. The new choices I have made is to start packing healthy food on a cooler for us. So when snack cravings or the desire to eat something arrive, we have plenty healthy things to pick from and plenty of water.