Official weigh-in tonight went well, especially after pizza and candy on Halloween. So I have to wonder if it would have been better if I would have stuck strictly to my diet? Many people have told me that I shouldn't deprive myself because the diet won't work. I don't think this is depriving myself, it is a life style change, a choice, I want to live to see my daughters grow up! If that means no mountain dew and cutting back on sharp cheddar cheese, then that is a very small price to pay!