Well, I tried many diets in the past. In Dec. 03 I got the flu and wasn't able to eat much of anything. I went from a size 14-16 to a size 10 in four months and then lost more on my limited eating secondary to health issue. I stayed @ the healthy weight and had my thyroid dose working correctly for the first time in my life. In Feb. '07 a new PCP decreased my thyroid dose by half and w/in six months my size went from a size six to size fourteen & is now up to sixteen. I've been dieting w/o losing more than one lousy pound. It's incredible. For some odd reason, in February I went from a size 14 down to a size 8 w/in a couple of weeks w/o changing my diet. I thought my thyroid med was finally kicking into gear from being brought back up to what it had been prior to that other doc changing it. Then, I could tell I was gaining weight again. Don't have a scale but w/in 2-3 weeks I was back up to size 14. I have NO idea what happened. And the docs don't either. So, my solution is to try this stuff I found in a magazine. It's called REMovyl Advanced Formula. It costs alot. For losing more than forty pounds it was $95.00 w/the taxes and mailing. I'll let you know how it goes. I'm desparate.