@Joe Fortino - your best advice was, "it's OK to be hungry sometimes, I don't ALWAYS have to eat when I'm a little bit hungry". The thing that motivated me was when you said, "Once you start seeing results, it becomes a game - a challenge".
Both have proven to be 100% true.
So far, this is 100% diet related. I'm looking forward to being able to add the exercise component once I'm to a point where I can get on my bike again. Running is impossible - even walking is miserable (like most aging/fat tradesmen, my knees are shot).
50 lbs is a huge accomplishment. Most excellent, man.