And get some confidence, stupid! Actually, I’m done smoking (oopsie on this one), and Troy McClure only exists on Simpsons reruns. I’m a single woman, late 30s, 40 years old, trying to lose 50 pounds and keep it off. So far I’m down 20 25 35 40 45 50 pounds, and it’s a slow road, filled with exercise but not too much food restriction. I’ve always been a fruit and veggie fan, and was vegetarian for a long time (but not now). I don’t diet, don’t try not to obsess, don’t try not to beat myself up if I eat something fattening occasionally. It’s okay, really. I’ve studied nutrition and biochemistry, but mostly what I’ve learned is from trial and error. And I do mean error!