Oh snap, I got a shout out in your journal! I feel so honored, lol. There's a difference between "excuses" and "reasons." Dental issues are a valid reason to eat differently for a while. Don't let yourself get caught up in the unfairness of it all because it's easy to do that - I tend to do it whenever I hear a story of someone who lost weight faster than I did. And don't project into the future either, having to do something forever sounds torturous, but doing something just for today is something you can handle. I have to remind myself of this all the time...especially when I saw myself in the pics from my race last weekend...ugh. But I posted them on FB anyway. Let's do what we can today and deal with tomorrow tomorrow girl.