I tossed out a challenge to my son's. If they lost 20lbs in 2 1/2 months they got a prize. We assumed difficult child would ignore us since he usually doesn't participate. Well, he kept to his plan. He used the Wii Fit every day and stuck to the Atkins diet. The weigh in today has him down 24lbs. He surpassed the goal. The next 20lbs will give him another prize. He is the only one of 6 of us who actually met the goal. He has never exercised more that 2 days in a row and that's with a great deal of arguing. Atkins diet works for him because he has almost no choices. Salads and protein. Lots of water. I'm pretty proud of him. He has quite a few pounds to go but he seems to get it. Keep your fingers crossed that he will get to a healthy weight. One more lesson learned and practiced for difficult child. I'm smiling to see his progress.