4 lbs loss in my 1st week and I am delighted. I have been slowly gaining weight for a few weeks and was beginning to worry I had a health problem. Turns out I had a portion problem. I did some batch cooking last week and calculated the calorific value of each meal and froze them. I now know exactly how many calories I am eating in my homemade takeaway chicken curry, sweet and sour chicken, spag bol and chilli. I even calculated the calories of my chicken portions and made a note of it on the freezer bags. Feeling spurred on to keep up the good work next week.