I started a couple of weeks ago and I am loving MFP! While I realize that we are responsible for fueling our bodies with healthy foods and that our calorie allotments are a license to eat 1,400 (or whatever your amount is) worthy of junk, it is nice to realize that occasionally it is okay to plan to have a treat without feeling guilty. For years I have consistently deprived myself of things I wanted, not enjoying going out to eat with my family, being the one always to turn down the birthday cake, etc. only to binge on things I didn't even really like later because I just couldn't keep it up any longer which resulted in guilt - let me tell you it was a vicious circle and in the meantime I was only getting fatter. In the past two weeks I have tried to make healthy foods the majority of my calories, but I have also eaten more ice cream than I have in years! I portion it out and eat it deliberately and enjoy it without guilt! Not only do I get a great treat, but it also has kept me from wanting to binge. Every time I have dieted in the past, I would get depressed because I would think, "I can't keep this up," but this time I'm thinking I could do this for life.