thx you all. i still can't believe that i'm losing wt. slow and steady i just keep telling myself. do the best you can. even eating out. love the encouragement we get on this thread. lets all kick butt as best we can this month. and stay away from the goodies as much as possible. we were at a hyatt for breakfast this morning, and was sooo please. they had oatmeal and skm milk. a little fresh fruit and coffee was just fine with me. and had taken apples along for the car rides, and so i wouldn't get famished at any time.