I am no longer ss'ing following my binge last wednesday... I think this happened as i always set my initial goal as 10,7 / 50lbs in 12 weeks... So in week 13 i was not in the zone and had always looked forward to this week as i was going to be 'eating' again. I struggled to combine ss and atkins as i felt extremely guilty and disappointed that i couldnt ss 100%... I felt like a failure. So week 14's day one was my training day to become a CDC and was a nightmare. I binged before the training and also continued to eat all day, ending in a takeaway pizza in the evening. Last Thursday (day after binge) i took final decision to stop ss'ing and am now following Atkins. I feel much better for doing one or the other as i felt bad not doing one or the other. My angelic side wanted to continue ss'ing but my human side said enough was enough and its time to eat! :break_diet: I have amended my blog title to say CD wks 1-12 and now includes atkins diet wks 13+. I do feel a fraud though considering my user name... :cry: Sorry ladies (and gents) BUT i hope you will still have me on board!!!!!!