I am on week 8 now and have lost over 1 and half stone in the last 8 weeks. I am about half a stone from my initial goal. It was my birthday 2 weeks ago and I took an evening off and since then I managed to get back on track and lost 1.5lbs in my last weigh in. However, this weekend has been terrible and I am really struggling. I need to get back to the 3lbs losses I was having (albeit every other week). Some of you will recall that I posted about only losing every other week (this pattern has been throughout my CD journey and I am fine with it) but my losses are so low and this makes me nibble stuff and I am so close to my initial target that I really feel I will not get there now. I would love to hear from anyone who has had a feeling that they cannot seem to lose and I feel caught in a cycle whereby my losses slow so I stick to CD less and then I lose less. This week my CD is going to the conference so I have no weigh in on sat but I still want to lose. I am determined to stick to ss 100% this week – can I do it? Also, I feel like I keep self-sabotaging as I am near my first goal. My final goal is one stone from my initial goal and if I don’t get there I won’t be too disappointed but I want to hit my initial goal and its so close but so far at the same time. I am solely to blame for my poor losses and I feel like I am pouring money down the pan but I refuse to give up (to be honest I am too scared to give up). Please talk me into sticking to CD and help. I want to be one of the great girls/guys on here who has had a few weeks of blips and posted about getting back on track and having a good loss!!!!!