Hey Jason, that's awesome that you've dropped four inches around your waist. That's where I lost the most inches too (I lost 6-7 inches around my waist- 30-31ish to 24). When I lost weight, I also didn't look at a scale for nine months because I didn't want to be fixated on the number.
Do you run on the treadmill because you don't like running outside? I used an elliptical for a year and a half before I started running outside, but eventually found it mind numbingly boring no matter how many movies I watched.
But I think it really helped to develop my leg muscles, which made running outside easier for me at the start than it is for lots of people.
Sorry Pamela, I missed your post at the bottom of the page until now.
I actually just walk on the treadmill, not running yet.
3 miles per hour, and I've been gradually increasing the incline.
I prefer being outside, but the treadmill keeps me going at my speed.
Eventually I would like to start running.
Maybe next spring when the snow melts.
I rip my rock and roll concert DVDs to watch.
They aren't as boring as movies to watch more than once.