Week 1 is over. No significant change in weight, but I didn't expect there to be any. We've changed our diet somewhat, and the way we cook, making an effort to introduce more veggies. Calorie intake is down, but that means I have that munchie feeling all the time. Eating smaller meals more frequently helps, but I think once I get used to the lower calories, the munchies will go away. Even though I haven't lost any weight yet, I feel better, and am looking forward to gearing up my exercise routine.
Based on what I learned during my past life as a runner and cyclist, I'm opting for the slow and gradual change, targeting to lose maybe 2-3 pounds/week. Nothing fast or dramatic. I'll be quite content if I've managed to drop 10 pounds or so by the end of this challenge.