Well, it seems like I've been on a diet my entire adult life. I've done pretty good staying at a healthy weight, but it does tend to go up and down. Especially now that I've gotten older. Last year I slipped real bad and gained about 30-40 pounds, so once again, I'm on the diet roller coaster, going down thankfully. I've lost 25 pounds, and would like to lose another 20-30. I've found good old fashioned "counting calories" and watching portion sizes to work best for me. I'm also cutting back snacking - which is really, really, really hard - can you hear that chocolate cake calling me?? Anybody else struggling with this? Tell me about your successes and set-backs.