I am truly blessed! I have my family and friends who are wonderful. It has been my SFs lately who have offered advice, questioned me, supported and encouraged me. It truly helps when people have gone or are going through the same thing you are. I am beginning to realize that this whole calorie thing may stall me for a quite a while until I figure it out (feel free to hit me on the head with that fact over and over again!). If I didn't have all of you here, I probably would have given up since I haven't seen the fastest scale results. You are trying to teach me patience. Just warning you, I, and most other people in my life, have tried to teach me patience, but I have been a slow learner for 58 years. Your outpourings of concern encouragement, etc. have been truly heartwarming. s!!!