all have made some excellent points. I remember telling a good friend of mine my intention of going on SBD and she said "My brother and his wife went on it and as soon as they stopped eating the foods they gained all their weight back". And, I think, that is probably the biggest mistake a lot of people have when going into this food plan, even though Dr. Agatston clearly states in each edition of his book that this is a food plan to recover good health. Weight lose is just the natural byproduct of eating healthy. This is not a "quick fix". As I am sure most others will attest, we didn't gain the weight in a day so we shouldn't expect to lose it in a day either.
I know that we all come with the idea that it must be instant, quick, painless, easy, etc. I also know that there are times when we would rather have a skinny butt than a low cholesterol reading. Accept that you will feel this way.
Although I would like to see my butt deflate before next year, I see evidence every day of all the good things that eating this food plan have given me. My skin glows, my hair shines (and yes it is getting thicker too), my stamina is more, I didn't have a cold or the flu this past year (and usually I do every year!), my belly fat (which is where most of my fat is/was) is disappearing and I am regaining an actual bonafide waistline, just for a few of the things that I have seen in the past four and a half months.
There is a good group here who will help you arrive at your goals. Good luck and great to have another body on the beach.