I just wanted to share how much this site has helped me. I cannot ss due to illness at the moment so i am calorie counting and exercising like a mad thing - it is working. I have lost 13lb (in 4 weeks) doing it and am really proud of myself. I am on 1440 calories a day plus whatever exercise cals I earn but it is not essential that i eat them. I hope to ss eventually but in the mean time I feel positive about dieting and exercising and hope I can do this!!!