It's funny. When you start something new, that may be a bit out of your comfort zone, you tend to dread it. I know for a lot of us, eating better, loosing weight, and beginning an exercise program falls right into that "dread" category. I know for me, when I decided to do TSFL I was apprehensive. I worried that I might feel deprived or hungry or cranky or that it wouldn't work or that I wouldn't have the will power to succeed. Well, almost 3 months later, and now I see myself at the other end of the spectrum. My apprehension is no longer about IF I CAN do this but now it is about whether or not I can maintain it. I gave myself a 3 month block of time in which I would not cheat, and I would give myself to the program 100%. I told myself that no matter how much weight I lost in that three months, I would begin phase II of the program on November 9th. Well, I am pleased to say I have not cheated, and have given the program my 100%, but now, I am kind of worried about entering the "real" world of choices again. Have I learned all I need to learn?? Am I ready to make better choices on my own? I have a list of foods in my head that I plan to eat on Nov. 9th...none of them being healthy foods of course. I still feel myself justifying indulgence by telling myself I deserve it for being so good for 3 months solid. To be honest, it frightens me. TSFL does all the thinking for me, I just do what I am told, and I see results. I know that I have made great strides, and that hey, I may slip up here and there, I am just hoping I have learned new ways to live and cope with out using food as a drug. I guess only time will tell!!