I'm going to focus on behavior (food and exercise) and that's it. So, here we go...
That's the spirit! It was what I had decided, also. And somehow the weight just came off without my even thinking about it.
At the beginning I never was swayed by what the SAD world was eating. Then went through several weeks of affairs to attend and entertaining company several years ago. Gained 12 lbs which has taken me several years to get off. I find it just isn't worth it!
I love McDougalling. I feel well, clean, spiritual, and well satiated. Animal products are never an issue. I do not want them in my body any longer. But, every once in awhile I have to admit I do have a 'feast day'. By changing my outlook, as you say you are going to do, I figure that's all it is - a feast day and the next day I just get right back to eating the way I know works for me. I no longer go through feeling guilty, sad, bad, or any other thoughts of stinking thinking.
Just keep on keeping on and do to the best of your ability. You'll soon be sharing with us how great your are feeling! Happy McDougalling!