I don't know if I'm necessarily off to a good start, but at least I'm not off to a bad start.
Good intentions at the beginning of the day yesterday succumbed to bad habits acquired over the past week. By evening time, I was doing okay, but I gave in and ate a couple of leftover tacos in the fridge. The tacos weren't even that good — a waste of calories. Despite that failure, I still managed to drop about a quarter of a pound from the previous day.
Today, I'm in a better mindset. I'm on the toast mono-diet (aside from some granola cereal and maybe some fruits).
I think I will manage okay over the next day or two, then wherever I am Thursday morning will be the starting point for some hard work going into the weekend. A pound a day for five days doesn't seem sustainable, but I should drop at least two to three before the weekend. That will bring me back to the seven-day average. (More on that seven-day average in a future post.)
I don't intend to do a daily tactics post, as I did during the first sprint. I may do one or two before the week is over.
Something else I may throw in this week: exercise. Oooh, I know. I said it's not necessary and it can even hurt the cause. Those facts still remain true. However, I may need a slight boost in calorie expenditure to help push me over the top for this sprint. If I do exercise this week, I will be extra careful to not let myself give in to the hunger afterwards. In addition, I still need to eat as little as possible, regardless of the exercise I do.
Anyway, that's a decision for another day. For now, I'm just going to try and embrace the hunger for the rest of the day.