Well it is the second last day before January is over. I feel that I have been doing a good job overall being honest about the food intake. Started adding more salad to my eating plan and if I don't eat it everyday than I try for alternate days. Last weeks weigh in was a positive reinforcement as the scale moved downward...just a little but it was a loss. Our group has a voluntary fine for those who gain ( .25 a lb ) and at the end of each month the person who lost the most gets the kitty. Last Wednesday was the last meeting for the month and ' I WON ' with 2.4 lbs lost. My mini goal was a 1/2 lb a week and I made it. I had been a little worried because I had a major incident that had me stressed and a couple times found myself doing mindless snacking, I did journal what I ate as to be honest with myself, than made myself do some walking tapes. The stress factor is still there and it will be for a few more weeks until we know what will happen with my daughter and her custody case. Have pulled out the craft cupboard to find things to do on my days off to keep me busy, no outside walking for me as i worry about slipping and falling on ice. I don't think my RA could manage the fall and possibly break something. Well keep a smile on while thinking positive and maybe give someone else a boost to see a smiling face.