thanks katiesmum. without wanting to sound like a complainer, I think my gym needs to invest in new scales. my weight has been up and down, and I am doing the same things. so we have checked out the scales, and depending on where they are placed, the weight can change by as much as three kgs. im not kidding !!. I feel like I am still losing weight, and my bmi is going down. also I have worn size 12 clothes, with room to move, whereas last time I put on size12 it was a struggle to fit. I am feeling good, and I am going to the gym 5 days a week, so I will keep doing what im doing. keep up the good work everyone. marie.