I have been on my diet a month today. I have lost 23 pounds, or an average of just under 6 pounds a week. (This is assuming that the new scale is relatively synchronized with the old one which died over a week ago.) I do not look much if any different and my clothes are not significantly looser.
I am happy with this rate of loss and will be happy as well with an even slower one, if I just continue to lose and not gain.