I was debating on whether or not I should post these or not. Even though the scale has been moving and I've been taking measurements, I really do not see a difference. My clothes are fitting better (and some of my jeans are sagging a bit) so I guess there is something going on.
Ah well, here is "progress pictures". The first was a few days before Thanksgiving and I had probably lost about 6 pounds already at that point. The current was last week at roughly 17 pounds down.
So I suppose 17 pounds is really nothing to be ashamed of. I just wish I could really see a difference. I guess with a few more pounds gone and clothes not fitting anymore will give me a better idea of progress. It's not much but it is something I suppose!