Happy to say that 4.8 pounds have come off in the first week, with walking every day, and an 18 hour fast over the weekend. The fast was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I know the scale isn't what I should be focusing on, but this is the largest change I've seen in 4 or 5 years, after trying "diet plans". I hate plans.
Pretty easy to stay focused on "eat when hungry", "drink when thirsty", "go for a walks". Using fitday to track my calories-to-portion sizes is helping a lot. Sort of a way to re-wire my brain to recognize good food on-sight (if that makes any sense).
Been reading the book over the week. What a great read it is too. Wanted to drop a thanks into this post for Mark, and the rest of you in the forum for all of the information.
I can honestly say that I don't feel like I'm on a diet and for me that's a great thing. Who'd have thought that eating real food in this day of fat-free, pre-packaged, quick-fixes would be the way to go? It's almost a no-brainer when you think about it.