So I've lost about 8 pounds in about two weeks, since I started losing any. I think these pills are helping me to be more hopeful and not fall apart as well as the physical effects that add to losing weight. The side effects aren't too bad. But like, before if I ate a hamburger, I'd fall apart and just give up. With alli, I know that it's not as bad as it would have been as far as fat and calories, so I can keep going and eat right the rest of the day. I'd say I'm losing a steady .5 - 1 lb a day right now. So yays. Hopefully I'll start dropping sizes soon.