I am having trouble with sticking with my new eating program. I seem to be having trouble with the food addictions. I know that I am using food to deal with stress. I have gained 25 pounds in the last 4 years and I'm only 5 1". I know that my journey into menopause hasn't helped either. I know that if I could just string together 3 or 4 days of healthy eating I could do it. I'm just having trouble getting over that hump. Just for today, I will make good choices and get some exercising. I'm going swimming today so that will be good. Also, I believe I have adrenal fatigue. I bet many of us do. I read the symptoms and I have all of them including: weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, brain fog, insomnia, increased reliance on caffeine. It happens when someone goes through prolonged periods of stress. I would imagine having difficult child's is a major risk factor! One of the ways to heal is to give up caffeine, get exercise, etc. etc. I doubt my hair will ever grow back but I think part of that is genetic. I am really glad that we have this place and thank you for letting me be part of it.