Hi nonentity! good luck to you on Ph1 this time around. You're right, plan, plan, plan, it will help so much. Don't be discouraged, the first time I tried South Beach, I failed miserably. The second time around I had found this board and knew about some of the pitfalls, and it went much more smoothly.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
It's easier to stay on plan than to get back on plan.