Well, I got through the week with a net loss of 1.5 lbs thank you very much. I have whined before that I had stayed stuck at the same weight to the ounce for 6 months. So good for me. Going forward: 1.5 pounds a week, if I can sustain it, on average, is fine. Insane, it is not that I am disregarding your advice to start slowly, which I agree with, it is because my morale will so much be improved if I can lose 6 pounds before I start to work. So, I will review here my intentions: Today, eat dinner only. Coffee (1 large cup) and tea or herbal tea the rest of the day. (I bought Stevia). If I need a snack after dinner, a bit of sweet potato. I am thinking this sounds severe, but I will try. Walk 10,000 steps 5 to 6 days this week.