Yes, I started the program this past Wednesday (3/14) and I weighed in today (I want Monday to be my weigh-in day for various reasons) and have lost 15.4 lbs!
Now I am not stupid or inexperienced, and I know that I was extremely bloated on Wednesday after a long weekend of lots of sodium and alcohol, so I know probably about 10 lbs of that was water, etc, but, still, it is pretty cool! I am certainly sold! But, no, I will not expect to lose an average of 3+ lbs a day, nor even the 1 lb a day, if you exclude the water weight. Like I said, I'm not new to this weight loss thing (I can't imagine there are many people over 300 lbs who are).
One thing I have noticed in the 5 days so far, is that I am so much less preoccupied with food than I was when I was "following" Weight Watchers, for instance. That has always bothered me about WW and other diets, that you become more obsessed with food, which seems like exactly what you shouldn't be doing.
Anyway - just had to share that #. Off to make some oatmeal!
Started McDougall (MWL) on 3/14/12 (at 316.4 lbs).
Highest weight ever: 327 (fall of 2011)
Also aspartame free (except for an occasional piece of gum) since 3/14/12!
5'9" tall, 44 years old.
Progress photos: http://changes23.blogspot.com/