Uuugh! The exercise program didn't last more than a day. What a joke. Ab ripper X??? How about Ab ripper suX! I can't say that I knew it wouldn't happen. The good news is that I put myself on the scale today and weighed 174 pounds! I haven't gained much, if any back at all. Not that I was doing this for weight loss - but it's just interesting to know. For the past 40 days I have simply altered my eating habits. I didn't "eat local" either - like I had previously suggested. I just don't gorge myself at meal time and that seems to do the trick. And sweating off a couple pounds on the tennis court every now and then doesn't hurt either.