I thought I would try the journal thing to work on keeping me motivated. Background. I am a 43 year old single female living in Nashville, TN. Last year I hit my high point of somewhere around 186. (When the size 14's started getting tight I decided something HAD to change!) I did WW and got down to the mid 160's. Then I changed jobs, bought a house and just generally got off track. I have dated the same guy for over a decade and he lives in Atlanta. He weighs 130 dripping wet and has never had to worry about losing weight, gaining it is his problem! This Thanksgiving I visited my best friend in Boston and she looked great. She was doing Atkins and I decided to give it a try. I started 1/2/04 and have lost 11 lbs. I am at 164.5 according to my fancy new scale. I think I want to be about 130, but we will just see as I get closer how I feel and look. The big challenge is that I travel about 60% of the time. For example last week, I was out Wed night thru Friday. This week it could be the same. Between that and my current predisone prescription I know loss is going to be slower then for some people, but I did not get here overnight. I am not sure if I am posting all the meals here, but... we will see. Today has been so/so. It is TOM and I am just craving "JUNKE". This is proabably made worse by the three glasses of wine I had Friday night! LOL! Breakast. Bacon and Eggs. (I got the new Eggland's best eggs!) Lunch Tuna salad with 1/2 T Light miracle whip (I don't like mayo) and 1/2 T of Mustard. 1/2 Cup salad veggies, 1 oz cheese! Snacks. (OPPS!) 1 oz cheese, 1 Pria Carb bar (these are GREAT!) and one Atkins Endulge. Dinner is a Portobello stuffed steak from Costco with some veggies. I did get out and walk for about 40 minutes since it was a beautiful afternoon. I also bought a new cookbook at Costco and some Salmon to cook later this week.