At the moment, I could be doing better on the foods. But it seems the past couple months of lifting have had results. I'm stronger, based on strength gains on lifts. Body is tighter, and more muscle tone is visible. Same 3 lb weight variance on the scale, which means I must be gaining muscle, and likely losing fat. Adding back in the starchy carbs (potatoes, sweet potato, rice) have not resulted in any strength loss or fat or weight gain. Once I tighten up the portion sizes (yes, still an issue) and cut the too regular drinks, things will continue to progress.
I'm so looking forward to spring. I'm having visions of resuming the long walks to the park at midday, and throwing a bunch of random stuff like sprints, pullups in the playground, pushups and bench jumps on park benches, lunges on the springy grass, and just whatever.