Hi Joanie, I do Believe in myself even though I'm losing weight slower than a turtle . I'm enjoying the NSV I've experience and that helps me realize I'm so much better off, health wise, than I used to be. Yesterday at my Dr's visit I had no problem getting on and off of his elevated exam table using a small stool. That used to scare the heck out of me and I'm so glad I'm feeling more confident about doing some things now I used to be able not to do. . .so overall I feel I'm making progress super slowly. Take good care of yourself. Have a terrific weekend.