Here's my starting WW advice, P: 1. Try not to think of it as a "diet," that is, a temporary, drastic, deprivation period. Try to think of it as a exploration of how you can get to and maintain the weight you want while eating in a way you enjoy. The first week or two is a transition period, where you have a lot to learn about how to make the program work for you. Like dance, it's a journey. 2. Make sure to eat all your points, including your weekly extras. Later on, if you want to speed weight loss, you can skip your extras, but you need them at first not to be hungry and frustrated. 3. Be kind to yourself, especially the first week or two. It's far better to go over a couple of points on a given day than to be hungry, angry, and frustrated. 4. Don't limit yourself to "diet" foods. Start to learn the point values of foods, including treats, that you like and how you can incorporate them. I can't live without bread and potatoes, and I eat them almost every day on ww. Your liquid breakfast the other day doesn't sound like enough to keep you from being hungry; try adding some yogurt (Greek is fab) or a slice of toast, or 2-3 points of anything you like that will keep you fuller and more satisfied. 5. You will obsess about it at first. So use that energy in a positive way. Poke around the website for tips on using WW. Study up on 0, 1, and 2 point foods, so you can eat whenever you are hungry (and make sure you have them around). Plan out how you are going to "spend" your points that day. Find new recipes on the ww website you'd like to try. Figure out the point values of recipes you already have and see if they can work as is, or if there is a way to modify them to be less point-y. As far as your mom is concerned, reply to any and all inquiries about your eating with this phrase: "I stuck to my program!" Nothing more.