Thanks for the advice bopeep - I guess I'll leave my goal weight as is until I'm closer and have more info.
I lost 10lbs this week.
It was really unexpected because I had plenty to eat and didn't actually manage hardly any exercise at all (except for a bit of walking but that wasn't much more than my previously sedentary lifestyle).
And I was pretty good the week before I started and did lost some weight then, so I don't think this week can have been all "water" loss. I had already cut out almost all of the processed and sugary foods and started drinking more water. So hopefully most of it was actual loss. Especially as it represents the last of what I put on over Xmas and New Year. I had flu and then a cold the whole time. So I didn't eat at all for a couple of days but then ate in misery for the rest of the holidays, like food was going out of fashion.
I haven't felt hungry at all since I've started the RC plan though, and I've noticed that I am much more alert - I've not been getting any of those "OMG I need to sleep" moments in the afternoons and I think I've been sleeping better at night too.
I've set myself some mini goals for the next 60 pounds or so to lose to keep me motivated :
<350 lbs - have a mini pampering session - facial/manicure/pedicure
<330 lbs - Buy myself a Wii fit board (as I wouldn't be able to use it until then)
<300 lbs - have a luxury pampering session at a spa - full day package.
I've been very virtuous today. I just had a lunchtime meeting at work that was catered and all I had was some fruit (which was allowed on my plan). I've got some soup to have after my next meeting (which starts in 5 minutes or I'd have it now.)
Overall - so far so good. I'm pretty happy today!