It is a new journey and each day is a choice. I have been on phase 4 for about a week at this point and every day I plan out what I will eat and budget my caloric intake. I know that this is the rest of my life, but it is a lot of work. The dedication and focus is what is motivating me. Working out and planning yummy meals is a daily commitment. I’ve gotten to have avocado again. I love avocado and I am enjoying the process of no restrictions. Renee is totally right though; be careful with alcohol! I had my first glass of red wine over the weekend and boy did that effect me! Drink responsibly when in Phase 4.