I have finally seen some movement on the scale! I am so relieved that all that suffering wasn't for nothing. The three pound loss was just what I needed to motivate me to work harder. It doesn't hurt that I ordered some swimsuits that should arrive soon provided the East coast weather doesn't screw things up. I had forgotten how good it feels to get that first drop on the scale. I really don't think it was just the illness, I have been working harder and paying more attention. At least I'd like to think some of that played a part. Now the trick is not to get cocky and back slide. I think we've all been there a time or two too many.
It feels so good to look forward to things and to have positive thoughts. When I was in pain I couldn't see the bright side of anything. I couldn't even look forward to vacation. I realized the other day that it's been over two years since we took a real vacation. I am so excited!!!