well, here i am down over 45 lbs now. had a great success this morning at the dr's office. my daily glucose readings are looking so good that he's taking me off one of my diabetes meds! and, although it used to be normal for me back in the day, today my blood pressure was actually pretty LOW for the first time in umpteen years at 112/54. i still have quite a ways to go (85 lbs), but my dr. says i am becoming a fabulous success story, and i'm his favorite patient.