Hi everyone. I have been checking out this forum since I started SS two weeks ago and just wanted to thank everyone who posts their story and such great information. Not sure why I have been hesitant about joining in, I guess I am not that confident finding my way around forums. Then again I figured it's kinda selfish to take and not give and now I have a few successful weeks under my belt maybe something I have experienced can help someone else. I have had a great few weeks and feel strangely detached from food which is miraculous considering the daily battle I was having making food decisions and bouncing on and off diets. I don't know how long it will last, just taking one day at a time. I liken it to when i finally gave up smoking (which is when I took up eating more) using the patches, they took away the physical craving and left me enough brain power to figure out changing the habit. So, into the 3rd week..(and 14lbs down alreay).I am getting to know what shakes etc I like........dealing with life without white coffee (just cant cope with black coffee) and drinking the CD savory mix instead.......the welcome help of dulcolax.......that I can drink more water sipping it through a straw.........the fab feeling of loose waistbands and going up a couple holes on my belts. Anyway, thanks again everyone!