Hi there !
I don't remember you from before, because I had fallen off the wagon and just recently got back on. This is a great sight for support. You can certainly reach a short term goal like that, give it all you got!
I relate to your post in many ways. The most common, being that I too used to have people tell me there was no way I needed to lose any weight. Now, I'm just met with a smile, and silence, or friendly weight loss tips. It can be disheartening, but don't let it get to you. You can reach your goals and do it for you. We both can. Keep us posted on the progress.