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Now Ain't That a Kick in the Pants!!!

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I am really working my program and expected to see a bit of a weight loss at today's weigh-in. I also weigh in on Tuesdays and according to THAT scale, I had lost six pounds!!! Imagine my surprise when today's scale read a puny half pound loss!!! To put a positive spin on this all, at least I didn't gain two pounds like the home scale read!!! By the way, those half pounders , in the photo above, are 17-25 grams of fat, each. That is the number of fat grams I shoot to stay UNDER for the whole DAY!!! My sweet husband said it was just a plateau and that I had probably made a lot of muscle that weighs more than fat. He is so supportive! Truly, though, I am quite PO'd about the lack of a bigger number, and very disappointed that I didn't get under 270 yet. However, I am NOT about to throw in the towel! Not this time! No way, no how!!! Ok , I am off to get the child from school. I worked hard in the pool for 90 minutes this morning and will walk the longer way around

Long Road Home

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It is a brisk morning here with the temp in the teens! Very cold for the south. I walked my son to school this morning and then headed out on my normal route, with one exception. That 'thumb' in the upper right is a new addition. I used to just continue on 57 th Pl to Walnut Rd. Adding this loop to my walk gave me a total of 1.9 miles! This afternoon, when I walk to pick up the child from school, I will be over two miles for the day! If you had told me I would be walking over a mile by this time, I would never have believed you. I had all I could do to go to my son's school and back. That is point A to point B. I sure hope I can keep this up!

Made it this far!

Just a quick drive-by weigh-in! I lost four pounds since I last weighed in. I am now down to 272! Soon I will have to ramp up my exercising. I am doing about 60 minutes a day right now. Most of the time is in the swimming pool. I am almost ready to branch out to a few of the exercise machines! Food/calories are going well. I love Greek yogurt! That is it for today. Thanks for watching!

Not so bad!

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I was down 3.8 pounds from last week. I am saying this equals a total of 10 pounds lost, since starting this in November. I am on week four with my weight support group at the center. I struggle with worry though. I worry I won't keep this up and that I will fail again, as I have so many other times! "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"

And So It Begins, Again, Again

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That word, 'again' is quite appropriate. Separated, it reads: A Gain. A weight Gain. I have been overweight most all my life. My first diet was when I was about 11 and in the fifth grade. As most fatties, I have tried every program, fad diet, and gimmick throughout my life. It has been 45 years since that first diet. I have been lots heavier than I am now, but had stomach stapling done in 1981. I went from this (375): To this, one year later (195): I then got pregnant three times in five years and had three wonderful children. I never lost my pregnancy pounds though. After all the ups and downs, with that surgery, I did manage to take off about 100 pounds and keep it off. Trouble is, I still am about 100 pounds too heavy. In 1998 I lost about 80 pounds by only eating once a day. That was actually working for me until I got pregnant with my forth child. Back up I went. In 2008 I lost about 40 pounds because I was working a job that kept me on my feet a lot. When I quit that jo