Baslow has taken a sneak peek at his weight and it seems likely that he will have lost less weight, by Sunday's official report, than last week. This is to be expected but Baslow must remind himself that he is still making progress. He will leave for the gym in a few minutes. This will be the first time, that he can remember, that he will have gone to the gym for five consecutive mornings. Of such little milestones does the Great Reduction Effort consist.