Hi Cate, nice you got to spend time with the grandkids and D. I can not do much bread at all. Simple carbs go right to weight gain for me. Your food plan sounds good and doable! Would it help to see a physical therapist for strengthening exercises for the knee or for a brace to protect it? Maybe you've already gone and I missed that while away. K went to a physical therapist for her knees and that really helped a lot. Hope you have a lovely weekend!