Way to go, DJ and Denver! Dramatic the difference steady exercise can make, eh?
I see that now that I'm getting more proteins (lean meats and fat-free cottage cheese, mostly) and cut down some on bread and pasta (which I think I was overdoing) my weight does seem to be going down slowly but steadily. I think that by the end of the week, I'll have hit the 30-pound mark for the summer.
Today I had a growing-into session, where I got out some of the old clothes I outgrew and checked how they fit now. I've gained some shirts!
To express my weight loss in sizes: in March I wore a 3X tee and too-tight size-24 jeans. Now I can wear XL's and I can take off my 24's without unbuttoning them. 22's are loose and comfy, and my single pair of size-20's is perfectly wearable. (And my experimental size-18's can be pulled all the way up now! But not buttoned.) Weird to be stretched out over 4 jeans sizes.
The second-hand "extra-large" (yeah right) biking shorts I got off Ebay, which I could formerly only pull up to my knees, are now almost wearable. In another month or two, I may be able to wear real biking shorts!