As you can probably guess by my "happy" mood, we both did great for our first week: I lost 8 pounds, Cliff lost 8 1/2.
Cliff's blood pressure is 9 points lower on the top number and 8 points lower on the bottom.
We've kept up with our half-hour walk five days a week, and we can both tell the calves of our legs have firmed up a lot. And, we don't get short of breath so easily now.
I've been through this enough to know that we won't be showing this big a loss again in one weeks time, because so much of the initial loss is water weight. I'd be happy with two or three pounds a week, and in the past, that's pretty much what I've done. However, we're older now, so I won't expect too much. When I get down to a certain point, I'll tell you what my starting weight was.