Ten pounds less of ME

This morning when I got on the scale I saw a lovely number I hadn’t seen in over a year: 182. Which meant, much to my delight, that I have now hit the 10 pound mark in the great initiative to lose 42 pounds by June!

So yeah, thus far the whole LoseIt app on my iPhone is continuing to be a win. I have not significantly changed the stuff I’ve been eating: I’ve just been eating less of it. And really, this means not getting too crazy with the snacks–either the tasty tasty M&M cookies that they sell at the cafe next door to my workplace, or the deep, deep temptation of Starbucks’ Vivannos and Toffee Almond Bars, or worse yet, Seattle’s Best Coffee’s Cocoa Trios and Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Looking up how many calories those things cost me has been very educational! And it’s really kind of amazing how useful knowing “okay, if I want to eat these things, I have to manage my eating the rest of the week in order to have enough in the calorie budget for it” has been. I.e., I can still sometimes have these things; I just have to earn them.

I’ve noticed already that it’s easier to bend over and to get out of the back seat of the car. userinfosolarbird clued in as well that the surgery scar across my right shoulderblade has been changing now that the fat layer back there has lessened. It’s wider now and shallower. It’ll be interesting to see how it continues to change as I get thinner. My energy is up and my sporadic back pain has lessened.

All in all, a win. Thirty-two pounds to go and I’m on track to get there by June. Wish me luck, folks.

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