And back up to 125 but, hey, I won't let it get beyond that!!! I'm not sure this will work for everyone, but since weight loss is a big topic here, I thought I'd tell what I did. 1/ I saw a Nutritionist who explained that fad diets don't work (I'd been doing Atkins with mixed up/down results and, the bottom line, my cholestral leaped). I set my calorie limit. 2/ I decided I couldn't do eight plain glasses of water a day--yuk. I would buy bottles of Splenda, calorie free flavored water and drink them. I don't think it hurt me. Even calorie free soda was taboo. Salt abounds. For some reason, I don't lose much when I drink even Diet Pepsi. I never drink sugared soda! 3/Cut out ALL sugar in favor of Splenda. No, it doesn't taste that good, but you get used to it. After a week I no longer craved sugar anyways. It was amazing. That made it easy to pass up cake, candy, pasta, and other carbohydrates that are high calorie. I used Splenda for everything. 4/I truly don't think you can lose if you don't work out too. and nobody hates to work out more than me. At the onset, I worked out at the YMCA gym an hour a day. I HATED IT, but I hated the way I looked and felt even more. Now I do 45 minutes most days. I do skip a day now and then, but I didn't skip many days at first. 5/ Stayed out of restaurants and fast food places. I can go now and not order. 6/I weighed myself every single day. I know you're not supposed to, but it helped me. If I saw I'd gained any weight (and it happened seldom), I'd REALLY watch it that day. I still weight myself every day. I find that when I DON'T, that is when my weight spirals out of control because I don't pay attention to it. As the weight started rolling off and especially when people did double takes and asked, "Is that really you?" it was easier to do it. I wish I knew how to post pictures. I'd show a before/after picture. It's like somebody stuck a pin in me and deflated me...lol. And for 53, I'm in amazing health. All my statistic, including cholesterol, are really good. I run up and down the stairs with no hands like a twenty year old. I have no diabetes or annoying illnesses that pop up after forty. I feel twenty-five. I look young too. Hope these little tidbits helped. And don't think you "can't" give up chocolate or sweets. Anyone can. After a few days you stop craving it.