I am a 49 year old mother of nine who desperately needs to lose at least 50 pounds. I am not sure what I weight, but I always feel run down and tired. After being a stay-at- home mom for 25 years, I went back to school and became an RN. I am stressed at work even though I love being a nurse. I never thought I was but I have found out that I am an emotional eater. I have gained a lot of weight in the past three years. I saw an advisement for the platform while I was on platform. I decided to try it. I have lost 7 1/2 pounds this first week. I know the bulk of that is fluid, but it is getting me in the habit of drinking a lot of water and watching what I eat. I hope to get to know other people who I can be accountable to with this type of eating.