Anyways I forgot to report that current weight on Monday was 195.5 pounds. So it's slower than I like but I also haven't been pushing myself hard in the exercise category (I keep breaking myself when I do try).
Week 5 = 195.5
Week 2 = 199
Week 1 = 205
July 20th Update: I got to wear a size 16 jeans that I haven't fitted into in months for the first time today. They are still a little snug around the belly, but I can start making closet progress--i.e. bring out outfits I got too big to wear back into rotation.
There is a new renaissance festival in Louisiana! Check out the Acadiana Medieval Faire at: http://www.acadianafaire.org/