Stacylou: Thank you....thank you...thank you!!!! Your words were so encouraging for me! I do need to step out of my comfort zone a bit and explore different foods...definitely!!! You have definitely inspired me!!!! I have found that ranch dressing is not my friend either, but I have several good dressing recipes that don't have sugar in them that I am thinking of trying. Almonds are iffy for me...I tried them last night and was ok this morning, though. Eggs I gain on, but maybe that's cause I ate too many at first! I have been eating Bob Evans already cooked breakfast sausage. It has no sugar and tastes yummy, so I have that for breakfast with my fruit smoothies (only berries and pineapple with whey protein). I'm finding that IF works good for me, too...so that can be incorporated in my trying new foods, as well...if I gain alot, then, like you said...do a steak day (for me I do 2 chicken breasts...beef just lays in my stomach!) or an IF.
Thanks so much for your advice! I think I may be ready to take the plunge!!!!