Just my two cents on the banana bread: it's awesome! I modified it,
slightly, as well. I added the dash of cinnamon, another dash of
nutmeg, and another dash of cardamom. I put it in a 9 x 9 pan and it
was much like a unfrosted coffee cake / snack cake. I may even be so
bold as to say I may put raisins in it next time! That's right.
For the person looking for success stories: I have lost 20 or so lbs,
and I look significantly different. Like other's stories, my blood
pressure was elevated, and my doctor freaked on me. It was a three
part change: a change in eating; aerobics and weight lifting; and this
list. In addition, I have quit both caffeine and smoking (definitely
the hardest change!) and to date I feel fabulous. I was always a
vegetarian, so that wasn't hard, since even TVP is disgusting to me (I
am a texture person, you see). So, hang in there!