Annnndddd, the magic number is:
SEVEN POUNDS LOST!!!
Ok, now I have a confession to make. For the five days preceeding starting the diet, I ate every meal like it was my last - whatever I wanted, in whatever quantities. So I was a little concerned that that vast amount of calories would "spill over" into the first week of dieting and the whole week would essentially be a wash. What.a.relief. I had "great success" (Borat voice) in spite of myself.
Onward and downward...