I found that the S Diet works differently under different circumstances. While home alone for two weeks with only a nursing 4 month old, The Amazing Race and Survivor marathons running all day and no one to cook for, it's easy. In a busy home with three kids and a husband, when things like taco salad and lasagne are on the menu it's not so easy to eat very little.
Another thing that makes the S Diet difficult to follow is when you find, two days in, that you have a Medical Condition that makes it impossible NOT to gain weight.
So I tried following the diet for a few days and then stopped. I haven't gained any of the anticipated weight yet, but I know it's unavoidable. My mom even fattened up my size 4 bridesmaid's dress for me.
At least I can surely expect to drop most of the weight right around December 10th or so.
(and don't you love the label I'm putting this post under?)