This is amazingly close to home. I said stuff in the strip that other women would only tell a best friend. My midriff bulge swells and reduces as my moods swing accordingly. I cannot lose the last 10 lbs for good because I like to eat. New pants fit on the day that I buy them, and are "sausage casings" a day later. It is a sad and familiar tune that I am still singing -- along with the choir of virtual friends whose tale of woe parallels mine.