Christmas is stressful, being in the 2 week liquid phase. I ate a cookie because i was food-lusting so terribly--BAD IDEA. I'm now just going back to the book "made to crave" by Lysa Terkeurst, and reminding myself that this is a physical AND spiritual journey that requires big changes. If I think of my situation as deprived, that will color the rest of my life. So I'm choosing to view this new challenge as a new lease on life, tons of new opportunities, and freedom from the chains that have held me captive for so long. I know that this will NOT be easy--I've only had a small taste of what it's been like, and i already know it won't be easy--but so worth it. I'm just praying for patience with myself, the ability to SLOW DOWN, and think before i eat anything, and wisdom to make good choices.