I also really like that Mark Sisson gives us great information but also gets that you can't/won't do it 100% of the time. I hate the diets that tell you that you will never have a piece of cake again: "Do you want to be a lard ass or do you want to be thin and happy?" Well, can't I have a little of both??? I have certainly made myself a piece of toast twice in the last five days and still lost weight. I'm sure my increased activity is contributing a little bit to it. But when I was trying to lose weight before, I was working out twice a day and only losing an average of a pound a month. It took me about a year and a half to lose 22 pounds. So clearly my diet is more important than I have ever wanted to admit.
So the fun continues...I'm losing weight, feeling good and really looking forward to this year getting better and better!