Well this week so far (starting Sunday) I have lost 10 pounds. The belly is slowly going away and the energy level is slowly increasing. I have to admit though, my quads are killing me from the exercise. I have ran about 4 miles this week and rode over 6 miles on an indoor bike. That's my goal is to get some sort of exercise once a day.
The other thing I have done is keep my calorie intake below 3,000 per day. Monday was the only day that I was above that (4,200). Every day since then has been under 3,000. I just keep drinking water and that helps with the hunger when thoughts of food pop up. Drink WATER! lol