I'm also a little surprised that people are starting to notice already. I've had a couple comments from co-workers and the typical, "How are you doing it?" questions. I didn't expect to start hearing anything from anyone till I lost 50 pounds at least. That of course, as I've read, is common - others, especially ones that don't see you everyday, will notice your changes early even if you don't notice them yourself.
These comments from friends, co-workers and even strangers certainly help and I'm very happy to see a few friends now using the loseit.com web site as well.
It's great to have that kind of support system around and I can only imagine the extra challenge if I were doing this alone. I'm hoping we'll all succeed together, so, here's to a healthy, and new US!