Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes. It was a wonderful birthday in more ways than one. most memorable is my husband took me to red lobster for dinner and ordered a 4 course meal. it had soup, salad, dinner and dessert. I ordered the potato soup and salad with no croutons and dressing on the side. with the shrimp and fries (was going off base for birthday) and brownie. well it was a victory for me because by the time I ate the soup and salad I was full and took the rest of it home. I noticed that one year ago I would have ate the entire meal and continued to nibble so this was a big change in my eating habits. I also noticed that I used maybe a 3rd of the salad dressing that they gave me so I was proud that even though I was celebrating my birthday that I was able to mindfully still make good choices.