So the diet is getting easier (especially now that I'm letting myself have some vegetables). I haven't gone over 1200 calories in a day - even if I go out on the weekend and drink alcohol (vodka and soda is my poison of choice right now).
And it's totally working - I fit into my clothes again, I'm sleeping better, waking up more easily, and most of all, just way happier!
Like, I go to work and can totally tolerate people I normally can't stand. And annoying things happen and I take them in stride.
I attribute this change in attitude to being off sugar. My head just feels more clear.
So, it's all worth it!