Oh I agree. I mean if I was told I couldn't have pasta again, I would be like eff that and it would be the end of that. During the first two week phase they are trying to get good habits established and bad ones axed. So for now we aren't supposed to have sugar. Sugar isn't my thing anyway so I can pretty easily avoid sweets for two weeks. I am though still having my chobani yogurt...which does have some sugar in it but it's not a lot.
The only thing I'm really depriving myself of is the alcohol....which I need to do anyway as it was getting a really bad habit and I could see pretty easily slipping into an alcoholic...it was in both my grandpa's and I have no self-control. It needs to be more an occasional thing and not an every night, several drinks thing.
I would really like to actually make it work for once. I have lost weight twice in my life. First time was 70 some pounds using phen-fen (shame that screws up the heart because it was awesome to not be hungry all the time). Second time was 8 years ago when I had the gastric bypass. I lost something like over 160 lbs (even eating not all that much and following the post-op rules to the letter, my lowest ever still had me wearing an 18)....and in the past 5 year regained about half and that sucks big time. I would be pretty happy losing 50-60 of that. I think that is doable.