Nice work thus far!
I think the diet is the hardest part. I feel sometimes people see the word 'diet' as a bad word, but in this country, it's so easy to over eat. Diet, to me, just means not eating 'til full, and being mindful of what you eat. When you do that, and exercise a bit, you are bound to see positive results.
I'll get off my soapbox now.
Good luck, I'll be sure to check in and see how you're doing.