Sad to say, though I had high hopes for this summer being the summer I got it all together and finally lost the weight for good, just like every summer, my weight has been going up and down the same three or four pounds for weeks. sigh.
However, I'm feeling very fit. I am running and biking and swimming and doing yoga and am very, very tan. So tan that I wonder whether the authorities will accept the passport photo I just got taken as a representation of me when I present my passport in December. I decided I needed a passport and planned a trip to Toronto with my husband for shortly after my 40th birthday, since we need passports for Canada now. I love the idea of having a passport again. Even though I haven't done a lot of international travel, I like the feeling that I could just decide to leave the country on a whim and be OK with the nice people at the border.
I'm trying to focus on my behavior -- keeping the workouts going and increasing, logging my food, trying to keep my calories in line with my calorie needs -- and hope the stupid scale takes care of itself. Besides, I am using an iPhone app called Fat Watch to track the numbers on my bodyfat scale, and it claims that the actual fat weight is gradually going down, even though my whole-body weight is bouncing all over the place. Here's hoping.