I have given up sweets until Christmas. It's the only way I can do it. I can either not eat sweets or eat too much. Once I actually give them up, it's not hard for me to say no to them. But as long as I can have them, it's too easy for me to say yes to them when they're screaming out, "Eat me! Eat me!"
Also, as a way to kickstart my diet, I'm doing a special diet for 10 days....really strict but I've done it before and been really happy with the results. It's like a grapefruit meets Adkins diet. I need all the support and motivation I can get. I just need to make sure that I don't get sidetracked from it.