So, it is working... things i have discovered - my body doesn't really like wheat or dairy that much... eliminating them makes me feel so much better!
Since i took my two month picture, i've lost three more pounds. We are still "cheating" once a week, and i've started running on the treadmill that T bought this spring. We were thinking it would be exercise i *could* do, but now my arm/shoulder/hand seems to be healed up, and i'm not using any painkillers, so hopefully i will be able to go back to our regular workouts, too!
And here are month two results: