Hit the work gym again at lunchtime, and the rarely resident PT was in. He's the guy who showed me the ropes when I first joined. He said I looked great and seemed genuinely impressed - I even saw the double take! Of course after that I tried even harder on the treadmill, and was slightly concerned that my head might not fit back through the gym entrance. It feels like a bigger deal when the compliment is from a "health professional" - and the fact that he is easy on the eye himself was a bonus too.
Oh, I sneaked a peek at the scales this morning - but you'll have to wait for tomorrow for the "official" verdict. (That's if I remember to weigh myself)