April Update, Finally... and Assessment

Spring has been busy and the time got away from me without even posting an April update! So here it is... the good, the bad, and the dive into pie.

I was looking over my monthly weigh-ins for the past few months, and then got sucked into assessing what's been going on for YEARS with my weight. Luckily, I keep good records to look back on.

August 2007 - June 2010: Got myself down from 278, but was always in the 200s.
July 2010 - August 2011: Stayed at 199 or less, with a low of 175.
September 2011 - November 2013: back over 200, but stayed under 220
December 2013 - September 2017: in weight hell, between 220s and 260 the whole time

That brings us fairly current. I started working hard in September 2017 at 258 pounds and got back under 200 by April, one year ago. Since then I have stayed under 200 except for a couple of days recently, and on April 1 (this month) I weighed 196 pounds.

I've weighed 199 or less for all of my monthly weigh-ins for 13 months now. I'd like to keep that going forever. Got any suggestions for me? I haven't been able to stay in the 170's for long so maybe what I need to do is push it and get into the 160's for a bit. Then a bit of regain would put me into a very comfortable weight zone (178ish). Pushing it, for me right now, means getting on the bike most days, walking most days, and staying lower carb. I even have considered going back on Wonderslim just long enough to hack off a good 15-20 pounds quickly and start to feel more energized. I found some shakes (packets) in the back of my food pantry recently. They're about 2 years old but hey, powder can't expire, can it?? I could just use them Medifast-style, 5 per day plus a Lean & Green meal of protein and veggies for dinner. It's a thought... I just feel like I need a kick start to get off a chunk of weight and get going with weight loss again.

So, my weight loss for March was one pound. So far in April I am not losing at all (too much pie). I am going to make a decision soon and in the meantime, I am making stuffed mushrooms for dinner tonight and putting more fruits and veggies back into my diet.

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