Have you ever had fat free chocolate pudding? It's delightful. But that is not what I am writing this. To date I have lost almost 23 pounds. I hope to be able to continue close to this rate. I would like to lose another 27 pounds so about ten pounds a month until Mexico. If I did so, I would weigh less than I ever have in my adult life.
I'd like to take a minute to discuss the word "overweight". Most people think of it as a nasty word they have to say sometimes. For me, it is a good thing, for now at least. A few times in my life I have been, what the BMI scale would classify as, OBESE. You have to type it in all caps to really understand. Before I started losing weight this year, I was OBESE. As of a couple of weeks ago, I am now overweight. That is a happy thing for me. If I am able to lose another 30 pounds, I will be at my healthy weight for my height. Kind of a daunting task to make it just below the overweight line. I am working out like crazy and eating lots of fruit and veggies. I pay attention to how much of everything I am eating. I realize that when I am not thinking about it, I tend to eat more than I need.
Here are some before and during pictures for you:
(I'm not very good at fake smiling, as you can see below)
3 weeks ago