Elissa, I, too, am starting today with a sister-friend from back home. I am excited as well, but nervous. Controlling my eating and cravings has never been easy; and as I get older, they get worse. To top it off, My mother and I suffer from not being able to eat foods we don't have a taste for. To eat because I am hungry without really wanting it is the equivalent of not eating, and then I am hungry within minutes, as if I never ate the first time. BUTTTT.....I want to change that! I want my health back so I am praying this is step 1.