Hello, I'm new to all this so please bear wih me. I've been hovering on the edges of your advice boards for a while now and have plucked up courage to join in... I've been doing SW for 4 weeks now and have lost 3lb, but am getting abit disheartened (already) 'cos as I sit in class i keep hearing these wonderful weight losses of 2-5lb a week and in 3 weigh ins I; lost 2 (great I thought) then stayed same (oh!) then lost 1!!! my leader told me I was eating too many syns (10-15 a day) and wasn't eating enough free food, so have increased my free foods but am now panicking that I'll put on... :sigh: I really like the plan but hoped too lose 7lb before May 14th. Can anyone help. Oh yes, am doing EE, weighing & measuring a's & b's and sticking too it.