Wow, the Activate cycle for just one day was enough to jump start my metabolism and I lost a stubborn pound after a 3-day plateau (which was frustrating and discouraging since I was sticking to the plan 100%). I am very happy with 10.5 lbs. lost in 18 days! I'm looking forward to more options on my menus every other day since we will be going on vacation (yikes!). I'm packing a cooler and insulated bag with all the foods I can have, esp. my snacks and veggies. I have no intention of regaining a single pound that I've worked so hard to lose thus far. I may not post as often since we'll be on the road and won't always have WiFi available. (And no, I do not have a smartphone to get online with.) Good luck to all my 17 Day friends...keep up the great work!! WE CAN DO IT!