Today I was down 2.6 lbs from when I gained 2.3. That brings my grand total since January 5, 2004 to 8.5 lbs. I haven't been a perfectionist with my points - sometimes eating less than I was supposed to, sometimes eating a few more. IF I had been a stickler and stuck to my minimum point value/day, would I have had an even better loss? I am thrilled with 8.5, don't misunderstand me, but is that a good number for the first month for someone who needs to lose 100 lbs? Since last Saturday, I have been walking a mile a day on my treadmill. Should I try to do more? I don't mean to be a pest with all the questions, but I am DETERMINED to succed this time.