I sure admire all of you who can stick to a diet! I tried several over the years and found that any time something traumatic happened, I was back to chocolate, mashed potatoes, etc. on a daily schedule. I would loose 20 or 30 pounds and put it all back again. Finally, I had a gastric bypass. I’ve lost 140 pounds and feel really good. If I want chocolate or mashed potatoes, I have it – but I can only eat small portions even though it’s been almost 2 years. Finally, I’m healthy and happy!