Yikes! My weight is up a bit, and I want to catch it before it drifts up any further. Now that I've been measured at the doctor's office and know that I'm actually 5'5" (ok, 5'4.75", but I'm rounding up to the nearest inch), it looks like I should shoot for 145 rather than 150 as my ultimate goal weight, but I can always revise that as I get closer. I scared myself and put in 55 inches (instead of 65) for my height in the BMR calculator and suddenly thought my BMI made me obese. That was a sobering thought. I'm happy to find out I'm actually just overweight (though getting close to that line).
I will be leaving for vacation early in the morning next Monday, so I may do a weigh-in on Sunday morning, just to check in. I am shooting for 1 pound lost per week, so that would make my weight goal for next week 176.6 to stay on track. Usually vacations are an active and happy time for me, so I'm hopeful that I can continue to lose while I'm away.
I am on track right now. I had a healthy breakfast, lunch, and two snacks and have a reasonable number of calories left for dinner. I had to stay home and wait for a repairman, and spent my time waiting straightening up the house and then decided to wash down the inside walls and floor of my front porch. It took about 2 hours but it looks great. The whole time I listened to Fat2Fit podcasts and got inspired to give their strategy a try.
Wish me luck -- I'm probably going to need all the help I can get.