I watched some archived classes and started to prepare food for the week and suddenly always being gone wasn’t a problem because I had food to take with me. The first month I lost 22 pounds and went from a size 20 to a size 16. I skipped size 18 completely. I felt great so I kept following PD. I found my weight loss slowed down but I would lose in clusters. As I lost weight I skipped size 14 too. After about 4 and a half months I was a size 12. I had to have major surgery and my two friends who had a similar surgery even though they were pretty thing before both gained weight after. Thankfully I stuck to PD meals and 6 weeks after surgery I am still losing. I haven’t had physical food cravings since around week 4 and I no longer struggle with eating disorders. I am bipolar and my moods have totally stabilized and I am much happier. I use to stay in bed until 2 in the afternoon because there was no reason to get up. Now I get up and get showered and am excited about my day. I started wearing make up again. I have goals for my future now. Even though I still have about 30 pounds to lose I am out doing things I wouldn’t of done before. I feel comfortable in my skin for the first time in many years. I will be 45 this month and I have more energy than when I was in my 20’s. I love the food I eat and I am not going hungry and counting calories to lose weight. If you are waiting for the right time to make this change I recommend you just jump in and start PD. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I love that I eat delicious food and I do not have to feel guilty or worry about gaining weight because I cheated on my diet. The food is so good I feel like I am cheating but everything I eat is healing and nourishing my body. I use to hate to cook but following Julies recipes couldn’t be easier or more fun. I love being in the kitchen now. I am no longer sitting on the sidelines. I am out creating a life that I love and am excited about. All of this because I decided I didn’t want diabetes so I changed the way I ate. I never dreamed that by taking that first step I would completely transform my life. The online support from PDL is amazing. They encourage me by what they post and how they respond to what I post. This is how I will eat for the rest of my life.