Hello gentle grokkers,

I'm finally jumping into these forums because I need some primal accountability. Most of the rest of this post is just a repeat of my first journal post so you can jump over there if you're interested!

I've been 50/50 for two years and about 50/50 low carb for several years before that. I'm a sugar addict and a (highly stressed) PhD student. I've been a lurker for so long that I know what I'm doing wrong and at this point don't think I really need hacked. What I really need is willpower.

Starting weight 190 lbs (unless my scale is 10 lbs off, which I'm beginning to think it might be).
Dress size 14-16.
Height 5'4"
Age 29
Energy middling: I often take a nap during the day.
Hunger middling: I'm not often truly hungry. But I stress eat and addict eat. I can tell the difference between the two types of bad eating.
Stress very high: 1 year into PhD program so this isn't going away soon. I teach 2 daytime classes and I take 3 night classes.
Health: Surprisingly healthy and active, considering my weight and lifestyle!
Mentality: Cockeyed optimist with a cynical critical streak

I've been reading these forums for long enough I feel like I know some of y'all so I look forward to being a participant!