Put your bathroom scale somewhere you can't access it for the next month. This amount of stress after only 1 week is not going to help at all.
If, after a month, you see no progress (including clothes fitting better, regardless of scale numbers) then do a month with no fruit, no alcohol and no chocolate. Keep experimenting until you find the thing that makes all the difference. You won't necessarily need to keep the ultra-strict for life...I've been able to ease up a bit on those things now. But I think sometimes you need something drastic to kick you off a plateau.
Last edited by lizch; 02-07-2011 at 08:51 AM.
Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food