Hi all, and Buns, I guess "almost at goal" is a relative term. It will be sometime in the winter of 2013, I think. I'm losing very slowly, which is fine with me. Anyway, I'm still doing well. Today I'm wearing a pair of jeans that haven't fit forever. They are a size Large (no number size) and not at all stretchy. That's pretty good for me, because I have wide hips, and think that a medium would be my best size. People are still noticing with comments like, " I like that color on you" or " I like your shirt" (the shirt is about 6 years old). Only a couple of people have said that I look like I've lost weight. Of course, that is a loaded topic. Anyway, I'm happy with my progress. I'm still eating as simply as I can. pretty much still oatmeal with banana, jeff's meals, and the mashed potato and broccoli meal - sometimes succotash. My snack is usually popcorn. I either have one snack per day, or I sometimes add a few carrot sticks or small piece of fruit as a morning snack. I recently was out of town for my nephew's wedding, and then babysitting my grandson. I did notice that it was easier to carry my backpack, get around the airport, etc.
I hope that everyone is doing well. I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I've started something that my daughter suggested. They are weighing me in each week at Curves. That is really helping keep me on track. I love going to Curves, so I can't just disappear if I mess up with weight loss. I seem to need some accountability!
Well, in a few days I head for New York again, and then to England and Scotland with my daughter and grandson. He is 4, his dad, my son in law, is from Scotland. His dad can't go this trip because of work, so I get to travel with them. I've never been to Scotland, so I can't wait, but (as I said in the Challenge Journal) I'm a bit worried about our eating there. We are all McDougall vegan, but we will be in a small town in Scotland with no car. We will manage somehow, and once we get to England we'll be fine - hotel right near Whole Foods!
Take care, LauraA
"ON PLAN, AND PLANNING TO STAY THAT WAY!"
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