I am at a point where I must start losing weight. I am embarrassed to say how much I weigh right now. I am on my last 2 days of vacation and will start buckling down on Tuesday. What effect on the body would a 2 day fast have? How long does it take for the body to decide it is going into starvation mode? I know that we should only lose 2 pounds a week, but I am not a very patient person. I would like to lose 5 pounds a week! I just seen Beefy's post on calories. I cant imagine still stuffing over 2000 calories down my neck and still lose weight. I have decided to post my weight loss every Sunday morning here. Maybe it will inspire others who need to do the same thing. Any help, comments or criticism would be very much appreciated.