I'm into week 6 of the plan, and I just wanted to share some thoughts and get some feedback, if that's OK?
A large part of me feels guilty and down about the whole thing - I haven't lost any weight overall, although I have lost a couple of inches off the waist. I'll do my best to be balanced (I have a tendency to be black & white and hyper critical)...
I know exactly why - I have not so much a spotty record on eating as large slabs of, well, black and white. Positives...well, I'm a bit more active than I was, but nowhere near as much as I'd like to be. Breakfast and lunch have largely (not always) improved significantly. I suppose I should be pleased my weight stopped going up.
Negatives...evenings are still a huge issue. As I've mentioned before, I have a mentally demanding job and trying to either motivate (in my mind) force myself to cook meals is still a big issue. Depression is at its worst at that time. I know exactly what I have to do, I have a plan to do it, I have meals I like, and then inexplicably do something else. Trying to battle against myself in these situations feels like whacking your head against a brick wall. I can't understand why I'm so bad at it.
Then of course, there is the demon drink....a battle not won of ten years. I suppose I drink less than I did, and I can't decide whether to be pleased at the improvement, or critical that I still do it. While I do, it's pretty much impossible to hit calorie limits.
I also find it difficult to calorie count, so I tend to have groups of meals and a rough idea what that is (eg porridge and a fruit juice ~ 300 cal in the morning). Again, I don't know whether to obsessively count more, or to not be so concerned.
I'd say onwards and downwards to conclude, but I'm more onwards and flatlining at the moment!! I just wondered what others made of my irrelevant rambling...