I have been carrying around an extra 50 pounds for most of my adult life. And in that entire time, I have always found this principle in operation: I can focus on my weight and my fight against PMO goes in the tank, or I can focus on PMO and my weight gets out of control. I have never been able to successfully manage both. But now I have a new secret weapon -- accountability on this forum -- and so I am going to try again. I have been doing well keeping PMO in check. I am over nine months free of P and M and have just crossed to 3-day mark for no P-subs. I have been eating fairly well so far this year and have even managed to add in some physical fitness in a way that feels sustainable. I know how to maintain my weight and stay reasonably fit. So it feels like it is time to get down to a healthy weight, once and for all. I am afraid because I have failed at this so many times, and I know I am opening the door to additional stress that may very well bring back stronger urges for the "comfort" of PMO. Nonetheless, I am not going to let this fear hold me back. My plan is to eat two salads a day (mix of greens with chicken/fish and only oil & vinegar dressing) within a six-hour window (noon to 6 pm), which will leave me a in fasted state for 18 hours each day. I will drink only black coffee and unsweetened seltzer water during this time. I will begin on Jul-01. After two full weeks, I may treat myself by adding an apple to my regimen each day for "dessert" at 6 pm. But we will see how it goes. And I will check in here each day for the duration of the 90-day period up to the end of September. If you have any comments, concerns, or well wishes, please feel free to leave them in this thread! I am looking forward to getting started in just another couple weeks. Until then, I will be gearing myself up mentally for the challenge!