My self confidence has improved quite a bit in just 31 pounds! I know that I have a long way to go, but I am feeling pretty darn good. In fact, we invited two other couples over the celebrate new year’s eve with us this year. Yes, there were snacks and drinks and this could have been a challenging night. However, I was at home and in control of my environment. And New Year’s isn’t about the food. It’s about spending time with friends and celebrating how far I’ve come in 2009 and how much further I will go in 2010!