Today is my first day on ss (see I'm learning the abbreviations!) after a poor prep week. Was in Guernsey for 4 days (yup, the land of double cream,fudge and butter so rich its bright yellow) for a work do. I managed to cut down on carbs but didnt do so well on cutting out alcohol!! I ended up being 2lbs heavier at my weigh in tonight! But CDC said its prep week and I got alot of my 'this is the last time i eat for 3 months' out of my system. So I started sole source today - have managed to do 2.5 lts of water (although I felt like gagging during the last litre) and i do have a headache, but I'm not actually hungry. Think its going to be all about cracking habits as normally on a Friday I would have a nice dinner or a takeaway and some wine...not anymore! I had a soup tonight - not too bad - plus a strawberry shake, which was surprisingly good. I think I need to make sure the water is ice cold though cos i can't stomach tepid shakes . One thing that has thrown me - during prep week i tried a shake microwaved (tip from this site) but mentioned it to my CDC and she said no no no! Said it doesnt help teach you to not associate food with bad food ie; if you make your packs into 'muffins' or your bars into 'cookies' then how are you teaching yourself not to have those things. She also said cooking the packs takes away the nutrients and I could end up ill as I wont be taking all the nutrients in that I need. And she said once I can have bars I can only have 1 every OTHER day as they could effect my weight loss gutted as I was thinking they would be the thing that gets me through the craving to eat!! What do you think??