Linda! It sounds like you are going about Sparking the best way for you to reach your goals! There has to be balance, with a little bit of stretching of our comfort zones. Life is an evolving journey, and I am determined to enjoy my journey! I've found out what works well for me. I keep tweaking as I go along. There are boring days, some disappointments, but no real setbacks. Just feedback to help me continue to grow and feel good. I'm still learning to manage my Rheumatoid Arthritis. Going mainly grain free and eating lower carb has allowed me to lose weight and become 99% pain free. My rheumy doctor is one very happy guy! So is my primary care doctor! As for me, no pain is better than anything I could ever eat! LOL! So build yourself a good, strong foundation of a Spark plan. Take your time and write everything down so you can reference what works and what doesn't. You've got this!!!