I did it, the whole week. Running every night, no tv, no sugar/flour. I even got down to xx0.2 on the weight scale.
And it all came crashing down on day 8.
But: I know I can do it now. I'm down-and-out with a cold this week, but when it's over I plan to pick myself up and start making some changes that will hopefully last more than a week.
I'm also starting to see more clearly what I want to do, where I want to head from here.... scary. Maybe I'll just find some way to procure some chicken soup for now.