Thanks. I really appreciate all the support here.
I think - strike that, I KNOW - I had a fantasy that I'd look a lot better before my birthday, and that turned out to be ... well, a fantasy. It was compounded by the fact that it looks like - despite odds and intentions - Mr. LGN is back in my life in some yet-to-be-determined context for some yet-to-be-determined duration. Put those two things together - and, well, for my own sanity, I better get real.
I'd STILL like to hit that goal weight and I didn't expect it to happen within the 30 days, but I thought I'd be closer than it looks like I'll be. And that's okay. At least I'm not the 150+ that I was a couple months ago.
Today when I was walking up my hill - which (if I haven't already mentioned it on this thread) is crazy steep, sometimes cars slide backward - I decided that my new goal is going to be the ability RUN from the bottom to the top. Given that two months ago I was gasping for air so badly by the time I walked slowly to the top that I worried someone would look out their window and call the paramedics and now I am barely winded - I don't think it's unrealistic to think that I could "sprint" the hill in another two months. That would make me feel great.