it's 3 complete weeks since I started the eating plan and I have lost - roll of drums please - 6 pounds in that time which is more than I expected. I'm 65 and pretty sedentary so I have stuck to 1200/1400 calories per day, I plan everything and shop accordingly which is easy for me as there's only two of us to consider and no kids at home.
The big difference is that I have upped my exercise a bit from nil to 30 minutes 5 days each week with 1 hour classes in Zumba for the Over 50's on two other days. It's hard going though.
To give me a boost I bought a pedometer and was appalled to see that I was only getting about 2500 steps in per day which confirmed my worst fears about being a non mover. I've only managed 10,000 steps on one particularly energetic day and even then I noticed driving home at 11.55 pm that I was short on my steps so stopped and did 100 steps jogging on the spot in a well lit garage forecourt just to get my 10,000 steps badge - the lorry drivers were might amused.
I guessed I had hoped that it would all be so much easier but then if it was the sense of achievement would be less wouldn't it.
So onwards & upwards