:sigh: I started my attempt to lose weight just over a year ago. Things went well at first, losing slowly and steadily until Christmas. Since then my weight has hovered around the same level - up a pound, down a half pound, up a pound, down two pounds, up again.......... i have have been having herbalife shakes, I started with two shakes a day and currently I am still having one shake for breakfast and varying between a second shake or a light lunch and a normal (calorie counted, lower carb) evening meal. Lots of salads at the moment! I didn't use to have breakfasts, so I have found that having the breakfast shake has helped me to eat less snacks throughout the day, which is what I believe has helped the weight loss. i need to look at alternatives to the herbalife shake as my distributor has decided not to continue, I think that this makes a good time to look at a change. I don't want a total meal replacement plan as I like to be able to eat normally with the family in the evenings, lunch has to be something that can be packed easily for work (no canteen - only a kettle at work) and I think if I had to spend a lot of time sorting a breakfast I would go back into my bad habits of only a cup of coffee then filling up with junk at lunchtime. I hope that something will get me going again.