Yes, I'm still here. No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth...or off the wagon. No, I did not realized it had been so long since I'd posted.
I'm just still maintaining and that gets boring to write about. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that I have maintained my weight loss -- just a little frustrated because I wasn't quite ready to move into maintenance mode yet. I know, of course, that I could get out of maintenance mode and back into weight loss mode if I a) got back to working out more (I'm still walking on the treadmill most days of the week) or b) cut out a few more calories.
Knowing it and doing it can be two different things, of course.
I'm in kind of a bad place right now: I'm not quite where I want to be, weight-loss-wise, but I am so much happier than where I was. I'm at a very comfortable place. I could be perfectly content here -- well, maybe not perfectly content. I am wearing normal-size clothes, I have a waist again, I am no longer completely and totally ashamed of my appearance. It's actually a really good place to be.
Do I want to stay here? No. I'd like to lose at least 25 more pounds, which would put me about 7 lbs. above my original goal, but at a very reasonable weight for my height, body build and age.
And, I'm going to do it. I haven't given up. I just need to get my drive to work out back up.
For now, I'm just resting here, though. It's a really comfortable place for resting.
Is that a cop-out? Nope. You can hold me to it. I'll get into the swing of things again, soon. I won't try; I'll do it. Do or do not. There is no try.