Hey, what's up? This site is great for support and can really help you keep a positive outlook. I suggest you take full advantage of the food journal, weight charts, etc. The tools are helpful, and it really helps keep you motivated to see the chart go down, and also it is very inpiring to see others reaching their goals. You can always find great advice from real people that have tried different methods, and you can choose the diet that is right for you own body and personality.
I don't care what people think, I go walking pushing a stroller whenever the weather allows, because it is the EASIEST way to keep weight off and to lose. I don't care if people think I'm "weird", they're just jealous that they're too lazy to get off their butts and move!
It's true that it's hard to resist goodies when they are around you, but it 's all a matter of focus and PLANNING. If you know you are going to be in a difficult situaltion, make sure you eat enough before you are faced with the temptation. Sweets look a lot better when you are starving. I had a Christmas party yesterday, so I ate a decent dinner with protein and veggies, including an allowed sweet such as a sugar free low-fat pudding cup with lite whipped topping. I felt much less tempted because I WASN'T HUNGRY. Even if you have to eat a little extra to feel full(of healthy foods of course) you'll still do much better than if you lose control and binge eat cookies and candy. Your current level of blood sugar(which is directly affected by what you eat , how much, and how often) has an immediate impact on impulse control to your brain. Keep your levels even and you will find it much easier to withstand the cravings.
Time is an illusion..
Lunchtime, doubly so.
From A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams