Elainevdw, since you mention appetite control ... I found the Shangri-La Diet on the Internet and used it to conquer a pretty monstrous sugar addiction and completely eliminated my afternoon slump. Lost some tonnage, too.
It's pretty simple, you just add a tablespoon or two of light in flavor olive oil (not the regular yummy kind) to your diet at specific intervals. You don't have to buy anything (except the oil), as you can find all the information on the 'net without buying a book. It sounds pretty unlikely, but it worked for me.
Michelle: a few pounds does make a difference in quality of life. Imagine picking up a 5-pound bag of sugar and being forced to carry that around all the time, and the relief on your muscles and skeleton when you finally put it down. Elainevds's 8 pounds can be the difference between her clothes fitting comfortably and attractively, or NOT. Also, we all know how fast 3 extra pounds can multiple to a lot more!
Last edited by Angela; 01-21-2007 at 05:19 PM.