I have learned through the past 2 1/2 years that weight loss and maintenance is mostly a mental game. I want to get back to 190 pounds so badly but I am really struggling with getting my mind back into it. I know what I need to do to be back there.(Most of it a spiritual journey for me. I need to put ALL of my trust in my Heavenly Father that he will once again take these terrible food cravings away. I know once I am willing to let go of food that He will do the rest. But I so badly want the cookies, ice cream and chips!!! I have to decide which I want more and of course I want a healthy body.) I have done it before but I also know how hard it is. I don't like feeling hungry and depriving myself of treats. No one likes deprivation but I used to get great pleasure out of "doing without". I am exercising almost normally now. My ribs and hand are at about 90%. I can't wait till I can exercise without discomfort. I'm taking it one day at a time and yesterday I ate perfectly and followed my menu plan. Today has started off terribly with eating. Tomorrow will be better. All we can do is our best and for now my best is exercising like crazy so that my extra indulgences don't create too much havoc on the scale.