The only reason Lose It! hasn't awarded me a 10-pound badge today is that I didn't put that December 28 weigh-in into the app, so it thinks I have only lost 9.6. I put all my weigh-ins into FatWatch, because it isn't linked to twitter and doesn't announce every up and down.
I usually post graphs here that are smoothed out with a rolling average -- they eliminate some of the big ups and downs. I was able to export my data and make an uglier but more accurate graph in Excel of what losing 10 pounds looks like for me. As you can see, I have a lot of ups and downs.
I still have just over 21 pounds to my Weight Watchers goal weight. I carried another nephew, who weighs between 20 and 25 pounds, downstairs yesterday and I definitely noticed adding 20 pounds makes a huge difference in how my knees feel. I am hoping that subtracting that weight will make things a lot easier on all my joints -- my feet, knees, hips.
Even though I still have more progress to make, I am happy that I have gotten this far. The last time I weighed this weight was more than two years ago, in March 2011.
I'd definitely recommend both apps I'm using. FatWatch is great for keeping an accurate and detailed record of your weight, and unlike most apps, it allows you to easily export all your data into Excel. Lose It! is great for actually doing something about the weight with calorie counting and exercise tracking. The Premium version adds a lot of nice features for $39.99 per year. I wrote a detailed review earlier in the year, so I won't repeat them all here.
Of course, you don't need all these apps to lose weight. You could use a notebook and a calorie-counter book, and some graph paper to plot your losses. They definitely make it more convenient, though.
Anyway, I'm just taking a little time out to celebrate my progress. I am down a little more than my 5%, and 10 pounds seems like a lot. Now to do it two more times...