Hi all. I was on Sparkpeople on and off a few years ago. I just came back from finals (grad school, mostly writing papers) and vacation (Belize! very beautiful) to find myself ten pounds heavier than I've ever been and my stomach with a purple mark I didn't recognize. Obviously not the world's worst problem, but I'm also disgusted with my credit card bill - so many delivery orders! so many salted caramel hot chocolates! - so I'm coming back here to learn some healthy lifestyle techniques and maybe finally become a person who can cook for herself. Hope you're all doing well and happy New Year!