I've been on my diet since the new year & so far everything has gone relatively smoothly. I've lost 9lb and not struggled too much with hunger. But this weekend I'm struggling with depression...my dog is about to be put down, my children are being demanding & my husband was away for 3 weeks which always drains me. Anyway, this depression is making me want to self medicate with binging & smoking (which I also gave up in January). I'm trying really hard to look at my weight loss to date & keep my negative behaviour under control. I had a bowl of rice for lunch to see if carbs would fix the cravings. It's working...just...but I'm holding on by a thread! So, this is just a challenge to get through. If I can maintain this week I'll probably have to be satisfied...but it's hard.