Oof I just realized I hadn't updated this in, uh, 10 weeks. Whoops!
I feel off the wagon for most of December. I was in the middle east for a couple weeks, and then visiting family. I generally don't diet when I'm traveling, especially in the middle east where the food is so amazing. Enjoying fresh kibbeh, falafel sandwiches, and shwarma is worth it to me. That being said, I didn't go totally crazy.
Anyway, I got back in early January from all of my travels and was up to around 214 again. So I decided to go back on Weight Watchers, on which I've had some success in the past. I started three weeks ago, and I just weighed in at 205.2 Woot!! I'm very happy! I've been exercising a lot and not eating the extra points I earn from exercise, which I think makes a difference.
I'm VERY pleased with my progress. And once the scale starts moving, it's a lot easier to stay on track.
I've plotted out my weight loss goals, and at 2 pounds a week I'd be in a healthy BMI by my birthday at the end of August. At 2.5 pounds a week I'd be at goal. I don't want to get too eager because I know my body gets a vote on this too, but it would be REALLY nice to not be obese for another summer. If I stay on track, I'll be in the "overweight" category by Memorial Day. Yippee!
And I have to give a shout out to my faithful four-legged trainer. She's been a big part of this. We're up to walking about 6-7 miles a day now - good for both of us!