I took some advice from this site, and really started counting my caloric intake. No more than 1500 per day. 2 liters of water, and no extra sugar. Cardio 40 minutes 2X a week, pole dance once a week, and the 100 push up challenge (and some other strength training)
My scale says I'm 177, it's one of those digital ones, but I'm afraid to trust it, so I'm sticking with 181...which is a mini goal....I'm happy.
My waist measurement is down an inch and a half, down from 37..my goal is for it to be at 33..I wish I could keep my hips, however they are down 2 inches.
I'm thrilled that I have to start wearing belts again....yay.