Congrats on choosing to change your life, speaking from experience don't worry about loosing .5 to 1 lb a day. You didn't get where you are overnight, so implement your plan don't overwhelm yourself and let nature take its course. Do it safely and correct and the weight will stay off which is KEY!
Stay focused, enjoy the journey! Get some!
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch.
Talk Minus Action = Zero
A man must eat a peck of salt with his friend, before he knows him.
Miguel De Cervantes