I've been really proud of myself lately. I've stayed on this diet consistently since October! That's huge for me...the last time I think I did that was when I was living with my parents ten years ago &amp; my mom was doing a lot of cooking &amp; buying low protein foods for me. I'm finishing grad school in 2010 &amp; looking forward to that a lot. It's been a rough journey because I'm working on my MBA &amp; numbers are tough for me. This last semester I'm taking a few finance classes &amp; I'm really amazed that the numbers are all making sense for the first time ever. That's the major upside to being on this diet seriously. The down side is that for this to work for me, I need to buy lots of ready made low protein foods or else do a lot of cooking &amp; baking. I can have 7 grams of protein a day &amp; I'm sensitive to higher levels. (and Kuvan didn't work for me). Cambrooke foods is expensive, and I haven't had much time this semester to cook. Between work &amp; church &amp; grad school &amp; trying to get back into shape, I'm finding very little time to make &amp; prepare things in advance. I'm getting so sick of salads &amp; french fries, buttered noodles &amp; low pro sandwiches. I am in the process of condo shopping so I can get out of my tiny apartment with almost no kitchen space &amp; have some room to spread out when I bake...and am definitely hoping for a dishwasher to make the clean-up easier. I'm not really sure what to do. I'm not really looking for recipes or anything like that, but I could use some encouragement again to stick with this. Also, has anyone successfully managed to get their insurance to cover low protein foods? I've heard of a few people who were able to do this &amp; wondered how that process works.