I didn't take starting pictures, but in the first I was at 194 (12 pounds lost) and in the second I was at 174 (32 pounds lost). I think these picture illustrate how strength training helps you look better at a higher weight. I just can't recommend lifting enough. It's done me a world of good!
Progress so far:
Photo on 2012-06-25 at 13.44.jpg
Photo on 2012-08-28 at 16.54.jpg
Are those abs poking through?