Yep, I agree on the idea of the restriction, and proud that we made it through, pretty sure that I would not have made it had I also had to restrict it to 1,000 calories though.
The treadmill is awesome! And I love Mama Mia, man I missed that movie! The treadmill has a gadget in which I can program it to follow an actual route from a map! DS is going to mess with that this weekend. Today I just did my 30 minutes with an incline. Not fast, I will have to work back up to my old speed, but it felt great. My fitbit was charging so no steps got added.
p.s. no difference on the jeans, they felt the same.