My mini-goal was to be 5 pounds down by Valentine's Day. I'm at not-quite-4 as of yesterday. I will be weighing in again on Monday and updating my measurements, which I should have done this Monday but forgot.
I am really happy to be losing weight again after watching my weight creep up in the last couple of months. One major reason is that I had been going to physical therapy instead of working out, and that definitely made a difference. Also, despite the claim that exercise makes people hungrier and just results in more eating, I think exercise relieves a lot of stress for me and that heads off some of the stress eating. This is why I like intense exercise so much -- it burns off a lot of nervous energy. I have been doing Spinning three or four times a week since I can't run yet.
I haven't cut my calories back that much yet, so I am feeling pleased with the slow-but-steady weight loss I have been having. Those few pounds have already made a difference, in my confidence, at least. I see a lot more definition in my waist and am fitting back into my size 12 dress slacks again. My shopping trip last Saturday also did a lot for my confidence. I really find that when I feel good about myself, it's a lot easier to stick to my health goals.
Besides, it's fun. I like the food I'm eating and the workouts I'm doing. I really want to live like this forever. Hitting a weight goal isn't going to change that.