Well, I only lost 1 3/4 lbs. this week for a total of 8 3/4 lbs. so far. I'm kind of disappointed because I have been very strict and "by the book." I wanted it to be more, but I guess a little is better than nothing. I haven't started exercising yet, so I will start this week and hope that helps. I'm in this for the long haul. I'd like to lose quickly, but I'll take slow and steady. A shout out to my mom, sister and Vicki. They all lost between 2.5-4 lbs. And, my dad even started this week. It's become a family affair (except for my oldest sister...she's a stick...I think she's adopted)!