Relax and keep posting, RD. Your most recent shots are a big improvement. Two more pieces of advice: First, tell people what you want feedback on in each post, such as color combo, jacket fit, trouser length, etc, and pose in ways that will best help them judge. Second, an outfit like your most recent one probably would have been better off in the MC Casual thread. No harm in posting it here, though. Just sayin'.
Also, kudos on your weight loss plans. Self-improvement goes way beyond clothing.
Thank you so much for your constructive criticism and suggestions. The idea of posting in MC Casual crossed my mind, but I wasn't really sure where the "barrier" was!
Weight loss has been working great so far... went from size 58R jackets down to 40R Need to work on drop though, as I still need size 38 pants...
BTW, I like the SC you are wearing - I've seen similar ones in stores around here today, your pics just made me want to grab one!