Week 3 came to a close on Wednesday and my loss is at 7 lbs. It hasn't been easy for me, every day has been a struggle and certainly every ounce lost has been an exercise in willpower. There are some ladies on these forums that really display their weight loss journey as "easy". I'm envious. I've had some wins, I haven't touched soda in 3 weeks and the dog now gets the scraps that I would normally eat off the kids plates. ( i hate diet soda). I drink more water than I do coffee and now when I go for a run, I can definitely say I ran off one of my meals. My energy level is so high that I feel 5 years younger. For these things, I'm so grateful. So are my kids!