Carol, my prayers are for you and the pain in your feet. I have NEVER cut out foods that I like to eat. I have eliminated alot of bread products and added veggies to the meat instead. The holidays are going to be a challenge. Especially if you work and the "goodies" are always there. Always have snacks that you CAN have and enjoy so you're not depriving yourself. We can only take one day at a time. Yesterday doesn't count anymore. Tomorrow doesn't need to be worried about. We do what we can TODAY. If I mess up, I acknowledge it and ask God to help me do better. Watch what you are doing and how much snacking you do. I've found that most of mine is done in front of the TV. So now the TV needs to stay off. It seems like it's sending messages to me to eat and be hungry. Blessings to you.