I can't fathom it - I've done SW before and it's worked, no probs - this time, starting last Fri (2nd), the poundage on the scales read 6lb and I never want to go over the half stone mark, so I was ok with this as a starting point - so, since 2nd, I have BEEN STRICTLY on SW ever since - but when I weighed myself y'day morning, it was 7lb and today 8lb! I am well up with SW and am totally aware of what we can have -I am also very intune with the HE(a) and (b)'s - I've had NO syns since 2nd and some days I have even forgot the HE's (as we do) - and I know this will NOT make me 'put on' weight - anyway, the main thing is that by now, this being my 5th day, I'd usually feel the benefit and be well on my way, but I just can't make out why the needle on the scales move to the east instead of the west! Oh, and I also burn up 700/1000 cals EVERY day on the treadmill ..... my tummy looks big too so am I holding water or something? I pee alot, which is a sure sign that I am 'dieting,' which makes me feel good because u then know you're doing it right. If this were the 1st time I'd done SW, I'd knock it on the head and assume it wasn't for me, but it isn't the 1st time, so I am very disheartened - and puzzled - and don't ask me to take a preggers test, I'm 46 and on the pill (lol) - and we women know 'that' feeling anyway ..... any ideas anybody, as I really don't know whether to carry on with it (wld be gutted to have to opt for a poxy counting cals diet) - you may ask for an example of the grub I eat so here it is:- Muller yogs (2 or 3 a day) or 'feel fuller 4 longer' ones Quorn bangers (a pack of 6 lasted 2 days) and slices of Quorn 'family roast' Salad with red cabbage, pickled onions and gherkins plain pasta (nothing on, no oil, just boiled in water in microwave) Baked beans, jacket spuds Loads and loads of fruit (not dried, all fresh) Cut out since 2nd Jan: Alcohol, butter, sauces, dressings, cakes, choc - have had NOT ONE blip etc etc etc I'm listing what I eat even tho I am totally doing it right, but I dunno, just thought I'd show you as I am totally perplexed .... went to the gym this a.m and really wasn't motivated so just ran 700 calories, came home and tucked into a pile of homemade fruit salad, a few sprouts with Worcester sauce and pepper and have just had some of a jacket spud with baked beans and didn't finish it as tummy feels bloated yet this is all I've had, and bearing in mind I've ran 700 cals earlier ... is my tum reacting against something??????????? (phew) ...... ?????????