SB really isn't a quick fix, but a lifestyle change that gets you healthy. From your other post in this area, it sounds like you are reaping some of those benefits and that maybe you've lost a pound or two but can't tell for sure because of your scale. P1 is designed to cut the cravings so that you can eat better and more balanced. That's where p2 comes in, which is the real plan. You sounded much more determined in the other post, so more of that is good-- think longterm.
mamamorgan wrote: Since starting Phase 2, 4 days ago, I have allowed myself one carb or sugar a day. I am starting off slowly because I am scared that I will binge or make a bad choice or that I will gain weight.
It is recommended to start slow, so you can see how your body reacts-- setting off cravings, etc.-- so that sounds fine. Hopefully by "one carb or sugar," you mean an appropriate whole grain, starchy veggie, or fruit. It's better if it's the same food for a few days so you get a really good test.
The calorie counting might be counterproductive, as SB doesn't have calorie counts, so then you're taking the amount from some other plan and placing that restriction on SB. Plus it may make you avoid beneficial foods like good fats/oils and nuts/seeds, since they tend to be calorie dense. Those are important foods to include.