I did it, finally finished Cycle 1....all 17 days of it. I'm down 7.9 lbs to 170.2. I'm down 8.5 inches. I cannot tell you how happy I was to make my first oatmeal for breakfast this morning! Bring on Cycle 2! I'm also wearing a smaller pair of slacks today - size 10s! It's awesome being able to "shop" in my closet for "new" clothes....and I'm feeling great!