Agreed about will power. Eating is an addiction and like all addictions, it takes will power to overcome. No one telling you to stop will make you stop, you have to want it. I've been overweight for the last 5 years since I last went hardcore and lost weight, due to my own will power to want to change. The many years after I put the weight back on, I wanted to lose it, but did not have the will to do so. I dont know why, but something clicked inside me that made me want to go through with it again now and here I am. I am not weighing myself during this because I just don't feel like I want to be watching the scale and meet numbers, but I am in my fourth week now and I am one belt buckle tighter and some of my shirts that were once tight and now fitting nicely. I feel good too, which is a good motivator to continue. I am hoping that by Labor Day I will be in a better spot, but now I booked my Vegas vacation towards the end of September so I think is my new goal date for being in position to be at a pool and not feel uncomfortable about my body.