I'll be your buddy if you want. You know, I had purchased a dress and it hardly zipped on me and when I got my first fitting, it was a tent. I lost inches, rather than more pounds. I did lose 31 lbs since I started in January, but I didn't join spark till March. I ended up buying another dress and luckily the payment I made for the other dress is offset for the new one. I'll add you on, I will help you.