I finally feel as though I'm making good progress. When I weighed myself this morning, I was at 155, down from 170. Fifteen pounds seems like a big deal at this point.
I've done some tinkering. Eating just three times a day five hours apart wasn't working. I was so hungry by mealtime that I consumed too many calories. So I switched to eating three small meals and two or three snacks. I feel much better, not so ravenous, and the weight is coming off.
It finally turned warm here in the north country, so I got out my spring and summer clothes and was pleased to discover that everything I put on felt considerably looser, even in the sleeves.
Yesterday I walked on the beach for an hour and I've been doing the hills in Cedar Grove for a greater calorie burn. I have also been working out with my dumbells and doing the plank, which is really tough. I do like to feel strong, though.
For snacks, I've been eating fruit and nut granola bars, popcorn, and blueberry crunch Greek yogurt. I'm taking in about 1100 calories a day which is low enough to do the trick but not so low as to leave me feeling hungry all the time.
Success has me feeling very motivated. I'm eager to break into the 140 pound range, 140 to 149. That goal is in site. Wish me continued luck and thanks for your support and for sending positive energy my way.