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Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Yes, today is the day I saw it on the scale. 170.0. Nice, but not as thrilling as at the beginning ... I guess because it has sunk in that I really mean it this time, and this is for life. So 45 pounds lost and next week I should see "16_" on the scale. It does amaze me, since I have not seen that since 1998. I am 11 pounds away from a "normal" weight, a place I have not been in 20 () years.

If you are struggling to lose weight, I can assure you I have no more motivation nor willpower than you. Just a plan, and I'm stickin' to it. My plan is more rigorous than some, but less rigorous than many. I drink alcohol on weekends, and regularly exceed my ideal calorie limit by a "little", but sugar is pretty much in my past and I don't have "cheat days". You can find a plan that works for you!

Weather in western PA is beyond shitty and I would like to immerse myself in wine and food, but I will not. They claim the sun will shine tomorrow, but I am not holding my breath.


AlmostGastricBypass said...

I like that... Congrats

Debbie said...

Congrats on the loss and wow 170 I can still only wish.