Thanks guys. I appreciate it. I had a mini-freak-out. BUT..I made it through it ok. I am noticing changes, BIG changes, and my pants DO feel smaller. Sooo..I guess a number is just a number and I can't base my motivation entirely on that. Although, I have to say, it is WAY easier to be motivated when you see big numbers.
When I first found out that I was an inch bigger, I though "Screw it..no point in trying. I'm going to eat chocolate. LOTS of chocolate!" But, I didn't give into that idea. I have worked pretty hard and am very happy with my lifestyle changes to throw it away over an inch. So, if this was a test, I think I got a B+.
Thanks for letting me freak. Thanks for reassuring me. I appreciate it!