hey shannon~ well recently things havent been easy since my parents are now somewhat aware of whats going on. however, I'm still going strong. I slowly limited myself on calories when i first started, cutting back 100 per day..since going cold turkey totally blows and you will end up gaining everything back plus more. everything in moderation. I usually try to fast for 5 days at a time. this way I dont feel like I need to punish myself for when i eat a little chocolate or something on the weekends. I also lost all my weight because I'm a bulemic....which i dont exactly recommend. more health risks than i'd like to think of. if you have any more questions or anything...lemme know! im here to help!