I am not "normal" so why should I think that I can go without the scale and calorie counting. I will however try to only weigh myself once a week but I'll count calories and keep track of my water intake. My new goal is to be 180 lbs by my birthday May 26th. I've done it before so I know I can do it. I feel good at 180. That is only 10 pounds but those 10 pounds can be very difficult but I am going to do it!!!