I read the archives. I'm proud of the progress you've all made. Way to go!!
I've been avoiding blogs for a few months, which is why you haven't seen me around. But, I've been walking. Not dieting. I have no idea exactly what my current weight loss is because I haven't been on a scale for a few weeks. The last time I was on one, it was 33 pounds.
I was walking 3 miles on the track, 5 times a week. My husband started his new, permanent job (YAY!), this week. So, I've been walking to a local shopping center for coffee. It's about 3-1/2 miles total. I've been surprised at how easy the walk is. I'm considering going a different direction to a coffee place that's 2 miles one way. Right now, I have the time to do that long a walk, so it would be a fun challenge for me.
I finally broke down and got some new clothes. 4 sizes smaller. I'm happy. It's all the right direction. And I don't really care if I lose fast or slow or stay here for a while. Remember, my original goal was just to get in better shape and lower my blood pressure. We'll have medical benefits in February and I need to get some routine tests done. (I haven't had any done for years due to no insurance and not enough money to pay the fees). I'll find out then if I've succeeded in lowering my blood pressure back to at least normal. It used to be a tad low and that wouldn't be a bad thing, either.
Keep going, everyone. You're not a failure unless you totally give up! :)