Hi Dawn, welcome to Social Slimmers!
There are lots of things can affect your losses, and Marie points out some good ones, especially measuring healthy extras - I became cocky after being on plan for several months and convinced myself I know exactly how much cheese I was having when I wasn't measuring it. I didn't
I was having almost double the 30g allowance without realising and it threw my losses off completely. It's surpring how much of an effect it has!
Some bits of advice that I can think of:
- make sure you aren't feeling hungry - there are so many free foods you can fill up on there's something to pick at between meals
- increase your water intake, try to drink 2 litres a day, and don't include tea/coffee/diet fizzy drinks
- make sure you've got your 1/3 of speed in each meal possible, and try to snack on speed foods between meals too. You will lose weight without eating a lot of speed foods, but the speed foods do help to speed up your losses
You can always post your food diaries on here and those of us who follow SW can take a look and point out where we think you could make changes that may help
Don't be too disheartened by your 3lb in 3 weeks - it's still a great loss! You're 3lb less than you were 3 weeks ago, and as much as we all want to lose 2 stone overnight, losing weight is a marathon not a sprint
you will get to where you want to be
Did you take your measurements when you started SW? Sometimes you may have what are called 'Non-Scale Victories' where you have lost inches rather than pounds.
If you've not taken them already, take them sometime soon, and then every 2-4 weeks, take them again and I bet you'll see a difference there too
You may even notice it now if your jeans/work clothes/anything feels looser than it did 3 weeks ago