I'm just trying to lose five pounds. Ten would be a lot better but I'll be satisfied with five. I did lose three pounds according to the doctor's scale from the last time I was there. That made me smile. The only thing I want is to be able to fit comfortably in some of my shorts from last year. There is one pair that I can't even zip up. Then I have a few pairs that are a little too tight for my comfort. Maybe some of you know what I mean. They feel like you were poured into them, ha, ha. One pair I can get zipped and buttoned but the zipper keeps popping down. That's no good, especially if you go in public! I bought some new pairs but I'm still not going to be satisfied till I get into those tighter shorts comfortably. I've read that after menopause your weight shifts to the abdomen which has happened to me. Now I know what they mean when they say the "middle age spread" !