This is my first post on this forum. I have been following the nhs plan for eight weeks now. During the first 6 weeks I lost 5.5kg (12lbs). Due to cycling I hurt my ankle and rested from exercise during week 7. I gained 150grams (0.33lbs)during this week. Week 8 I went back to my normal exercise and eating healthy routine. I am yet to find out how much I lost in week 8 come Monday. This plan has really helped me. It's not a yoyo diet but it has encouraged me to change my habits to a healthier lifestyle slowly while ensuring that this becomes a part of my life. As I was putting some clothes away that I knew never fit me, I decided to just try a skirt before putting it away. It was tight but it fit. This plan is very good and I could recommend it to anyone who wants to make a permanent lifestyle change. The people on this forum care and are filled with lots of love. Thank you for your encouragements, they have made a huge difference in my life.