I lost another pound and a half this week (not too bad considering it's PMS week AND I had a huge loss last week) and this makes me officially down 20.2 pounds since mid-February. I am a happy camper.
BUT...this loss (unfortunately) doesn't mean I have to go buy all new clothes. I am still digging out things that used to fit and that I haven't been brave enough to try for a long time. The pants I have on today fit me about 3 years ago so I guess my big gain of about 20 pounds or more must have happened from about May 2005 to October 2006. From October 2006 until February of this year, I have been up and down but mostly have maintained in a 10-pound range. I am now seriously below the lowest I have been since October 2006.
Yes, I still want to lose more. Realistically, I can maybe lose 5 more pounds before we leave for vacation (one month from yesterday!). That will give me 5 pounds or so to play with while in margarita and chips land (where I'll also hopefully be doing a lot of exercise -- walking, snorkeling, swimming, etc.) and I can get back to loss again when we get home in June. Maybe I can lose another 10 or more before Burning Man...that would be fun! :-)
In the meantime, I am feeling pretty good in my body -- I actually put on clothes and feel like I look good more often than not (that was rare over the past few years). Even though I see some pretty yucky flaws (where did that underarm skin flap come from?!), I guess it's better than it was!!
Tomorrow is heavy-duty yoga again in the afternoon and we have three of the grandkids coming tomorrow afternoon for two days' visit. This is Princess (8-year-old girl), Smiley (3-year-old girl) and Cry Baby (1-year-old boy who hates me inexplicably so when I picture him I just see a wide open crying mouth...I'll get him a better name when he stops that!). We are having some friends and their two kids (2 Y.O. and 7 mo. old) down for a beach day on Sunday and that should be fun...maybe I'll crack out my wetsuit to get in the ocean! ;-)
Have a good weekend, everyone!