Well, after getting off to a shaky start last weekend (thanks a lot chips!) I've had a pretty successful week of sticking to 8g a day. Last weekend I kinda messed up because we had friends over and we had wine and cheese and biscuits and chips. Now I'm fine with not having cheese and biscuits. Doesn't bother me because I know how much protein is in them so I don't even go there. Never have (except in my 'semi-off-diet' days). But chips are another thing. That's because I CAN eat small amounts when I'm not doing a maternal PKU diet and have about 15g to play with a day. And I LOVE chips. So I kinda fell down there. But ever since I have been determined to stick to 8g and I have. I've eaten very low protein things throughout the week and when I have had the opportunity to have chips, I've measured them out and stuck to that amount. Same with everything else, but everything else is easier. Chips are hard. I love them so much. Same with popcorn but I haven't had any for a week and I measured that out carefully too. So I did a blood test today and will send it in tonight. Should have results by Wed and I'm anticipating that they'll be good but not quite good enough, so I'll probably have to go down to 6g. The only women I know who've done maternal PKU and had successful pregnancies have had 6g usually. YAY. That'll mean NO chips. Sigh. But a baby will be worth it!