Living with someone who eats differently than you can make losing weight a huge challenge. That's how I started gaining weight shortly after I got married :S It's taken 22 years but hubby and I are finally both on the same page. Good things come to those who wait! LOL. I really fear the notion of getting sick, especially while I am training with Oliver. He said that if you stop weight training for one month that you will lose all that you gained - but it comes back faster once you start again. Scary stuff! I love the idea of your knitting group. My neighbour from years ago used to have a group like that. She called it Stitch and B%#ch - the name made me laugh because it was, as you said, a group of ladies ranging in age from young to old. I don't take the time to read as much as I'd like. I should start doing that again. My daughter is an English major at university and is obsessed with books. She often recommends one that she's read and all of them have been really good. The baked oatmeal looks really yummy. I didn't read all of the commentary so I didn't see if it mentioned how many calories was in a serving or what a serving size was. Did it say? I may pass the recipe along to my daughter because she is a big fan of oatmeal. Thanks for sharing!