I already posted on Lowcal's thread, but I thought it would be good to write honestly how I feel my first week went. Firstly, I'm very pleased to have lost 3lb in my first week, although I'm aware that at the beginning of a low calorie diet, it may be easier to lose a few pounds, and that I have to keep my self-discipline strong to see further weight loss. So, regarding self-discipline, I did, if I'm honest, let myself down a little last week. I only did 2 runs when I meant to do 3. I also had a few glasses of wine when I was in Sheffield Wed-Thurs, even though I had good intentions to avoid having too much wine by having spritzers instead. Over the whole week I stuck to my 1400 cals per day except for Thursday and Sunday where I was closer to 2000. I want to still aim for good self-discipline with exercising 3x per week and not overindulging when I'm out and about. So this week I'm aiming to do three runs and not have more than 1 glass of wine when I'm out. I need more strategies for this. This Thursday I'm meeting a friend who's down in London for a couple of days, meaning there will definitely be wine involved. My bf has a gig at the weekend too. If I go along there will be drink involved there too, as it's in a pub and I would be in the audience for 2.5 hours watching. I think for both I might start the evening with water and save my 1 glass of wine for later in the eve. As once you've had 1 it's often easy to say yes to another... I think it needs a mixture of self-discipline and having strategies for a sort of social pressure, especially considering I don't want to openly say to people 'I'm on a diet'. How is everyone else managing this?