Maybe now I should add that when I checked a week later, I had lost another half inch off my pooch and a full inch off my waist (hips were the same, but my hips always refuse to give up the poundage). Yay for me!
Lumifan4ever, to answer your question I've just been counting calories and going to the gym. I eat around 1400 calories per day, have cut out a LOT of dairy, and have done treadmill and weights 4x per week. But I've actually been thinking of either upping my calories or only going to the gym 3x; with the end of the semester my lilfe is getting super busy and I'm getting tired a lot. I'll figure it out.