Hello everyone. I am one month away from the dreaded "40th" birthday. So far I have lost approx. 120 lbs. over the last year and a half. I've done it with a strict diet (Tosca Reno) and excercise. Last month, my boyfriend and I went on vacation for a week, and I gained 6 lbs, now of which no matter what I do, I cannot get it back off. Since vacation, I've gone right back to my strict diet, and recently, we re-joined a gym, and I'm working out 3 times a week....sometimes 4 if my time permits it. (I work full time, and have 2 children). Since we re-joined, (about 3 weeks ago) I've noticed that my body feels firmer from doing weight machines, and I feel as if I look better ( I burn an average of 400 calories per workout from doing the eliptical, treadmill & bike) but for the life of me I CANNOT get my weight to drop down!!! It's seriously stressing me out, and I can't figure out what the heck to do!! I'm starting back on my protein shakes starting tomorrow in hopes that will make the difference. I know it did when I had done that before. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?? I want to drop 30 lbs over the course of the winter, and I'm bound and determined to do it. I just don't want to resort to starvation. I had done that before and got very sick. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!