Well it is been a week now of (relative) abstemiousnessity (?) and mild is brisk exercise and I came to the point of seeing was it all worth it. So on rising post shower I ensured I was light as I could possibly be (it involved flushing ... if you see what i mean) and I stood on the scales.
Closing one eye just in case that helped I glanced down quickly.
YEAH! I have lost weight although not the 28lbs I could really do without but 4lbs in 1 week is a good start :-)