Hi All, New to this site but seems there are some seasoned and knowledgeable slimmers on here! I started SW on 8th Jan this year and had a good loss in my first week (5LB) but prior to that I was still in post Christmas "binge" mode. I'm 44 and reasonably active and just have a couple of stone to shift. In subsequent weeks my weight loss hasn't been that good just 1lb a time. However, I don't trust the plan! What I've found myself doing is sticking to the plan and having the syns as recommended Thurs to Sun (my WI day is Wed). I then find I've put a pound or so on so am really strict with myself Mon to Wed. I know this isn't the way to do it but I don't have the confidence to follow it fully as I don't think I'll lose. I struggle to get my HAs in some days let alone syns. On the plus side, I have lost 11lb (which includes first week big loss and a 3lb loss one week when I was ill) and my acid reflux has disappeared. However I'm just worried I'm not following the plan as I should. I stay to group every week and can't believe that the people there eat the amount they do and still lose weight. Any advice gratefully received.