When I attempted to lose weight in the past, I struggled with feeling defeated when I messed up and ate more than I should have (usually caused by skipping meals or waiting too long to eat). I would feel like I messed up so much and losing weight was too difficult, so I just wanted to quit altogether. And typically, I would quit.
This time, I feel different. I freed myself from needless guilt and torture from the start when I admitted that I'm going to slip up from time to time. There will be days when I wait too long to eat, leaving me ravenous and tempted to eat larger portions. There will be days I give in to that temptation. But making one mistake doesn't mean I ruined everything. It doesn't mean all of my hard work was for nothing. I can remember that conversation I had with myself and turn it all around! There's no need to be super critical or hard on myself. I'm human and breaking bad habits takes time. I really can't tell you how freeing it feels to have removed that additional weight from my shoulders!
I've always been a big water drinker, but now, it's crazy the amount of water I'm drinking! I do see a difference in my skin and hair (both are less oily and my face is clearing up), and I actually seem less bloated or swollen (even in my face). The biggest annoyance for me is the constant trips to the restroom! I just get sick of going (I actually considered Depends for two seconds!). However, I decided to change my perspective and I now consider those extra trips additional exercise!
Another great thing about drinking more water is drinking two glasses of it before a meal prevents you from overeating and helps you burn calories... what a GREAT bonus! Try it for a week and see what happens!