After reading some things I decided to try going dairy free (except for egg whites). I also cut out red meat from my diet. I was at an all time high in my weight and just not feeling good at all. I thought, I'm just going to try this for two weeks and see how it goes. Well after two weeks I found that I really didn't even miss dairy and I was feeling better, more in charge of what was going into my mouth, so then I tried taking sugar out of my diet (refined sugar). Now there is my hard thing!! I love sweets!! I have been doing okay, definitely much better than I was doing. I also started running again. So far I've lost 16 lbs. I started this change about 4 weeks ago. I'm finding that I don't crave the sweets so much and it feels good to eat so many veggies, (they are not my favorite, but I'm starting to actually look forward to eating salads). I'm not making the kids eat without dairy....this is my choice, but they have liked some of things I've made...like sweet potato and black bean enchiladas. I started to really worry about being around for Hannah and Joe if I continued eating so unhealthy. I'm going to be 39 in August and Hannah and Joe haven't even started kindergarten....I have to stay healthy so I can be around for a long time for them and be an active part of their lives. I'm trying to make changes I can stick with and just make it part of my life. So far so good...I'm looking forward to fitting into my "skinny" jeans again!