Hi. I'm new here - just started the 12-week plan yesterday (and am actually quite enjoying all the planning and goals!) BUT I'm a student and am already finding it difficult in some respects. In my house we do a meal rota, with each person cooking one night a week. This means I can't plan (not even on the day), which is frustrating. Also, I've been shocked to find out how many calories there are in alcohol - I'm really not a drinker (approx. 1-2 units per week) but there's an event coming up that I'd love to have a few drinks at, but I'm worried I'll feel incredibly guilty and won't eat anything that day to keep my calorie count at 1400. Thirdly, it's my birthday coming up - is it ok to have a day off or is that perhaps tricky to come back from? I'd so appreciate some suggestions about how to deal with these things, perhaps even from a fellow student! Thanks!