I decided to wait until today for my first weigh-in, since it's a Saturday and I wanted to get on a weekly schedule and Saturday mornings are more leisurely and conducive to weight-ins and other non-essential things.
The verdict? I've lost 3.2 pounds and 4.5 inches.
I was kind of hoping for something a little more dramatic in the weight department, but that's why I also measure myself, because I know inches are much more important than pounds. If I just went by the scale I would never be happy with my progress.
4.5 inches. I'll take it!
I think that's pretty good considering I've worked out, well, once in the last 11 days. I went on some long walks, but actual sweaty exertion that left me sore only happened once. I was giving my body a chance to adjust to the new food plan before I threw a bunch of exercise at it.
Most of the inches lost were on the top half of my body, which is how it always goes. I gain there last and lose there first, so when I'm first losing weight, my pants may still feel essentially the same, but my shirts start getting baggy. It would be nice to lose evenly, but that's not how it works.
Overall, I'm pleased with my progress. Come Monday, the exercise plan starts for real!