Welcome Gcoperherbrich and atravis6, I knew there had to be more of us that were not just trying for 40 lbs or less. We can so do this. I too have pain reliever meds, but I have not taken any for days, but I am bi-polar and have to take other things to maintain employment lol, so if you have meds you have to take, just like Joe and Phil in the movie, until your Dr puts you off of them, be safe and take them until told otherwise. atravis there are a ton of recipes on this site under the plans and even in the forums, so frankly unless medical issues are holding you back, don't put it off lol. I was a sweet tea drinker and was afraid of caffeine withdrawals but the only thing that happened thus far of my 9 days was a slight headache on day 2, but better safe than sorry. I will support you whenever you start, I am just happy your starting. gcope, way to go on day 1, you can make it, we can do it, I need to loose so much more than 100 lbs, I hope to be like Phil and loose 204lbs by 10 months, so we shall see. I have a problem exercising due to pain, knee and back pain mostly, walking hurts, but I have found that I am getting a lot more energy the past few days of my fast, so this is something I am really looking forward to. As a lover of breads, sweets, tea and fast food (I found 14 junk food receipts today while cleaning out my purse) I can see we have a lot in common lol, Panda express, how I love you lol. This is going to be the hardest thing ever, but I am steadfast in my decision, I have not cheated in 9 days and I am determined to make it the whole 60 like Joe and Phil and continue toward a healthy life style. I cancelled my bariatric surgery appt, and am so glad I watched FS&ND, it was epic, I believe it came at a time when I needed it most. Yesterday my niece started, today my friend Niki and Holly started, my good friend Julie is looking into it, however she has to get Dr permission, she has had a quadruple bypass and is diabetic, but needs to loose some weight safely. I think we have all made the right decision. I make a morning and afternoon juice and take it to work, I work 7-4 M-F so I just bring in my am juice and noon juice. Then I come home (my commute is short so I am home by 4:15) and I have a snack juice, oh, I also take a bit extra to have a snack juice at work if I feel puny. So I brink two 16 oz juices, I bring the same juice, typically something carrot, like carrot, pear and ginger and then an 8 oz extra, I love carrot, then when I come home I do something green like a mean green snack juice my son makes good stuff. For the first 3 days I did mean green exclusively, but now I have been experimenting, this am I am having crenshaw melon, with orange and ginger, it is delightful. I am going to try a V8 recipe that Jude posts on the No Excuses Juices forum, I love this forum too, but there are skinny's on it lol. At night I have a green juice most of the time. But as we are on it for 60 days or whatever, my bud told me juice the rainbow, have fun. So I do. You can totally manage it with work, I just bring it in a big ol water bottle and make sure you hit the water cooler a lot during the day, you will be just fine. I work for a hospital in my town, in a small part of an off site office, so with 6-8 people they are so supportive, but in the other part of my bigger off shoot office, some of my dear friends are not supportive at all, so forget em, they are not 400 freaking lbs, so screw em, they don't walk in my fat pants, they don't have my pains. So for now, we don't talk, but as I don't see them all the time it is easy, but as they are supposed to be my good friends in my inner circle at home it is odd, but whatever, the others in my group are thrilled, so that is why I come here, you all are my support and I hope to be yours. JUICE ON. SO so proud of you both!!!