I just lost 1 lb. this week, but I was surprised at even that: I was hoping to just maintain and not gain. I dealt with "that time of month" and a few indiscretions, and weighing at other times this past week, I had actually gone up. So, to find out today that I had actually lost even just 1 lb. over the course of the week was encouraging.
I mentioned last week that the only real change I had made so far was not popping something into my mouth every time the urge came. By not giving in every time, I am beginning to learn what things trigger cravings and urges and temptations. For instance, I was really craving both sweets and munchies in general for a day or two when it dawned on me that my period was probably triggering them. I had heard other people say that they craved sweets during their period, but I had never made the connection since I just gave in most of the time anyway.
So -- even though I still have a long way to go in just learning how to have a healthier lifestyle, finding out what kinds of things trigger cravings is one step in the process.