Congratulation on your accumulation of days being abstinent. I could relate in part to your share, and it is actually funny now to think back and remember how for many years, that people would always be making comments about my weird, healthy eating. These would noy be items that are normally eaten. However after being involved in program I actually realized that many of these foods were not what I thought them to be. Live and learn. I am so thankful that the food plan is not for me to figure out. That I don't have to count anything like grams, or carbs or calories. I am glad that it is done in a simple, concise way even down to the timing between meals, and how I have come to love the metabolic adjustment. Today I can testify to the fact that my health problems turned around after following the food plan. It is not always easy to feel like we stick out like a sore thumb. I also am finding more and more instances where I have to stand my ground, and do that next thing that is right for me to take care of myself. Most of the time when I am out, I do carry a refrigerator bag or cooler with me just in case. It is sort of like that emergency pack. So that is helpful. Thanks for sharing and keep coming to this support forum.