Hi Erikas (Where did I get the original name I used here? Must have been a "senior moment" at age 42):
As for the "lack of willpower", I think that many times people blame themselves for a lack of willpower when in fact, they are responding to their own physiology: their bodies are telling them to eat away. Weight loss and improper eating for your physiology can each trigger your body to go for high doses of carbohydrates for several days in a row. Read up on everything you can about various nutrition ideas as there is a lot of controversy out there. If the healthy eating program you have tried before didn't work in the long run, it may be that that program is not actually the healthiest program for you personally. One trick that helps is to lose fat at an extremely slow rate and mix it in with time periods of weight maintenance.
Congrats on ditching the Ex! You go girl!!!!
Edited by: CYPRINODON at: 11/26/2002 (10:46)