Monday, July 13, 2009


I decided to just check in here a minute this morning. I'm happy to report that I am down another 2.5 pounds since Thursday. Now remember I am losing "recently gained" weight. If this was virgin pounds I wouldn't be able to take it off like that. But it's not and so I will revel in the relatively fast loss for an old lady like me while it lasts.

That puts my weight this morning at 213 again. Now I am only 2 pounds more than the first of January. Isn't it funny how we have all these earmarks along the way? I'm always telling myself that if I really continue to kick things up a notch I could actually be at goal by next January. But then reality sets in and I truly don't even want to lose weight that fast. If I lose 50 pounds in 5 months that would be ten pounds a month! I have done that only once on this weight loss journey of a year and a half. Oh yeah, and get this; that was the very first month of the diet!

I'm in my 40's. Fast weight loss spells hanging skin. I cannot have that happen any worse than it already has! So slowly and healthily I will lose this weight. For today I will rejoice in a 2.5 pound loss in 4 days! That's huge for me!


  1. Great job! That is AWESOME!! I completely agree with doing it slowly. It's not as gratifying right away, but the long term chance of keeping it off goes WAY up. That's what REALLY counts!

  2. Congratulations!!!! Slowly but surely you will get there :)


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