Three years ago I joined TOPS and lost 28 lbs in 5 months, then starting sliding. I mostly lived on Lean Cuisine though. I re-joined TOPS the week before (your) group in Rockland started and have not eaten any Lean Cuisines or packaged "diet food". I'm embracing everything you're teaching (maybe not the amaranth so much..) and not following any diet plan at all. Once I stopped eating sugar I lost 2 pounds that week and another 1 1/2 this week. So far I have dropped 9 lbs since we started. My real goal is to be healthy and losing weight is a happy side effect. Thank you!"