Week 2 is behind me. Thank Goodness! Holiday meals were right in the middle of it and somehow I managed to somewhat stay on track...and I stress somewhat. Week 2 weigh in has resulted in a total loss thus far of 6 pounds, which I have to be honest, I am super excited about. I've tried numerous diets in the past and I've lost 2 pounds or 10 pounds after months and months of deprivation, which in turn makes for a grumpier me. I'm an emotional eater and a social eater, which when you combine family (stress/social) and friends (social/stress), I turn into one large piece of pumpkin pie. What I am struggling with most currently is trying to break the habit of rewarding myself with food. Oh, you ran a mile today, you deserve a cupcake...or french fries...or whatever unhealthy thing I had been depriving myself of on my latest diet. The positive thing thus far (only two weeks in, I know) is that I do not feel deprived.