I am a very private person, unlike my outgoing zoner sister, Christie, so this is the first forum I have ever posted to. So this is new to me. I really get great ideas/motivation from everyone who posts so I thought I might just add my two cents. I am in the 4th week of the zone. I am overweight, on blood pressure meds and have Crohn’s (moderate at this point). Luckily, I have found the zone quite easy to follow. Today was my yearly physical. I received great news from my blood work. I was within the normal range on everything. My total cholesterol was 114 compared to 161 last year, Trig 110 compared to 159, HDL was 49 compared to 45, LDL was 44 compared to 84 and my risk ratio is 2.38. My doctor was very happy and told me to keep doing what I am doing. I am certain I can attribute my great success with my blood work to the zone. I have also lost 6 lbs after 3 weeks. With the great support I get from my sister and this forum, I foresee the zone being a way of life for me.