Thank you guys!Both of your posts were very helpful!
Midgi: I will def check into myplate to get good ideas of foods/portions...I think portions sometimes get the better of me!! Thank you!

Solidgold: did you invest in the entire program? ($150)? That seems like a lot of money...but the way you describe the eating is exactly what I'm doing now...except I only maintain, not lose...hence the question about counting calories too...need something to get the ball rolling.

I'm interested in this...just don't know if buying the entire schpeel is necessary???