Hey Irish! Congratulations on getting here! Its my first time and im on day 8. So far so good. My experience so far seems to fall pretty much into the history of others here - its up and down - but Im stickin to it. I've been trying to follow Stanley Burroughs advice. GO back and read through some of the posts. I spent a day just reading about other's experiences. There's some very experienced and wise folks here - this place is a gold mine of experience. I also found the FAQ page helpful. I'm going for 10 days, then who knows - but as others have said and it has been my mantra for years - One day at a time. When things get overwhelming thats where I go back to. I just get through the day - if that's too much its just getting through the next five minutes. Cheers and again good on ya - this will be a big investment in your health!