Had a busy week and just got caught up on reading all the posts. Took me a while to find the new thread. Every one seems to be doing really well (yea!) Don't know about the rest of you but I am getting a little anxious about summer and just want to be at my goal. I lost 2.5 this week and am happy with that but at the rate I am going I will not be at my goal by June 17th (my birthday) which is what I was really wishing for. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can speed things up a bit, I would really appreciate any feedback. Many of you are so knowledgeable about this diet. I have not cheated once, I keep my carbs under 30 a day. I drink between 72 and 80 oz of water a day. Just wondering if there is something I could be doing that would give me that extra 1.5 lb a week.