I just wonder because reading loads of threads, all I'm hearing about is how everyone has cheated! Why would you pay all this money out to keep going off track? I don't get it. I know we all have our hard times and sometimes we're in situations that are really tough to stay focused but if you're going to give in every time something is waved in front of you how are you going to stay motivated while you work up the plans and after? I'm not saying that I'm finding CD easy. Yes, in the comfort of your own home or your routine, it's pretty easy but when out in the big wide world we are going to be faced with every food we've ever eaten over and over again for the rest of our lives. I spent the whole day out with a friend and was surrounded by food all the time. The sight of it, the smells, people walking past with it, sitting down with it, packages of goodies displayed beautifully. But not once did I contemplate having it because for now this is a way of life for me. I'm not going to be miserable about it. I remember the week before starting CD, I was away on holiday and decided enough was enough. I'd been eating to match everyone elses 3 huge meals a day and emailed my CDC to say I want to start asap. I NEVER want to feel that heavy and uncomfortable again. I NEVER want to shy away from having a photo taken for fear that I'll look like a hefalump. I NEVER want some one to take a photo of me again and say 'look at your lovely chubby, chubby cheaks'. So I'm staying on plan. I chose 810 as I knew i would keep on track for as long as i need to and am enjoying the results. So if you're truely struggling why stay on ss and constantly fall off the wagon and have this battle in your head every time? I really admire those that do SS because having tried it briefly last year, I couldn't do it long term. Ranting I know but today wasn't easy for me but I want to go to my goal more than i want to cheat.