You are in the same boat as many of us. My first journey w/McDougall was back in 1995 and I don't know how much I lost. My main benefit was the amazing energy. I did it for nine months before caving. Lost all that energy! and gained back whatever I did lose.
Really, it is so important that your mind be "in the game"...this is a mental challenge, especially at the beginning. I pray you will find that inner steel, that puts your mind upon the goal and sets your face toward it, no matter WHAT.
meanwhile, for me anyway, this website and all the resources available have helped me so much...I'm in it for life, and the people here, the testimonies, the tales of struggle and triumph, the advice of experts, all combine to keep me in it.
You know you're going to feel great, when the detox subsides, Keep THAT in mind
that energy, clear-headedness, focus, calm. Plus which, the weight WILL come off yah! fringe benefits of eating right: a body that is a HEALTHY weight.
keep on going I'm rooting for ya