@ BarbeyGirl: Oh you are such a doll! I was worried you might think I was bashing you. New to the forum, yaaay for moderate, level-headed and sweet PB'ers.
@misathemeb: We have similar stories. I do suggest trying a period of cutting out dairy. I was soooooo resistant to the idea. Loved cheese, milk, EVERYTHING dairy. But when I did, I has fantastic results. In fact, I think I may have been slightly allergic to milk! Beyond body composition, I noticed a reduction in excema, skin troubles, and stomach bloating. I was so happy! and now I don't even miss it. When I do, I have just a smidge.