Well, I have passed the 6-month point in my quest for health, and I'm still at it! I know this must continue for at least a year more if I seriously expect to lose 150 pounds or more (which I definitely do!) I'm not expecting it to happen overnight; after all, it took me 30 years to gain all those pounds, so I need to be patient. Initially, I was losing 2 to 3 pounds per week, but during the last month or so, I'm only losing 1 to 2 pounds per week.
Saturday night, I just couldn't get to sleep. ( I suspect that was a result of eating a small chocolate whoopie pie for dessert....the caffeine in the chocolate plus the sugar rush!) It was the first time I had actually eaten a dessert since the middle of January. That will teach me!
Since I couldn't sleep, I got up, turned on the light, and started going through my drawers--that's DRESSER draws, folks!---and I started trying on clothes. I pulled out tops that I hadn't been able to fit into a few weeks ago and was totally delighted to find that they now fit! Also, I had a bag of things that had been too small that I intended to take to Goodwill, and I dumped that out and checked for fit in those, too. Then I took a bunch of things that are now too big for me and put them back in the bag!
So even though when I look in the mirror, I don't feel like I look any smaller, I obviously am! One shirt in particular I had been unable to button just a couple of weeks ago.
My weight has now dropped by 54.2 pounds. Slow and steady progress, that's what I'm making. It helps that I have the support of family--my sons and Mr. Eva are cheering me on, every step of the way!
I'll keep you updated from time to time!