Well, this is strange--my starting the thread. I haven't gotten to do that in a long time! I went to Wal-Mart and got one of the smaller steps for $30. It even came with a Cathe video. It's basic step, so I'll probably never do it, but it was nice to see her smiling face. I wish they had already had the pink Komen steps, because this is probably the only time I'll even use one of the smaller steps, and it would've been nice to support that cause. Sigh. I hope I can cope with the smaller step--it seems really small and I'm afraid that I'll be used to being able to open up my moves and fall off. Yikes! Well, we'll see. Well, enough griping. I have a step now, and I"m in business. Again, I'm so thrilled that I haven't caved into the American grease-fest while I've been in transition. My eating has been less than tidy, but it's still been pretty good, considering the schedule and the fact that I only get to "indulge" while on furlough. Thanks for being there, girls. It's great to know I have a support crowd, even on days I haven't been able to check in. You are all an inspiration!