you're doing great, 5 lbs gone! Thats like you had a 5 lb bag of potatoes you were carrying around everywhere you went and you finally got to put them down and leave them behind! AWESOME JOB! (amazing how I still compare everything to food, aint it?!) The holidays are the toughest on everyone. Being down 5 lbs is GREAT! It's worth it to stick to it the first 2 weeks, then don't be afraid to move to phase 2. phase 2 is easier and will help continue the weight loss.