I will admit that I’m tired of writing blog posts about my weight. I know that I committed to doing so until I got to 250 pounds, but I really thought that I would be there by this month. I’m still about 15 pounds away from my goal. And these last 15 pounds are being a real – struggle!

I have see-sawed between 264 and 266 for about 2.5-3 weeks now. It’s painful. Today, I got down to 263.8. At last month’s blog writing, I was at 269.4, so I’ve still lost over 5.5 pounds! But on any given day, it may only be 2.5-3.5 pounds. Weight loss is hard. And numbers can be so discouraging, especially when they go up and down like that every other day. Or worse, when they go up like that and stay for several days, and you’re trying and nothing seems to be working… My goal for May is to hit below 260. I’m halfway through the month and I honestly don’t know if I will make it to that goal. I need to work out more. I’ve had a lot going on, which is an excuse, but also a reason. I am making it to the gym at least three times a week, though, so far this month. And at least one of those days each week is devoted to working out with the weight machines, per my doctor’s orders.

I walked my fastest mile to date this week, in 21:39, a pace of 2.8 miles/hour. When I first started walking a couple of months ago, I walked at a brisk 2.2 miles/hour. I won’t always walk at 2.8, but I know that I can now. I like to break my own records, to match my own personal bests. And I felt it all over that day. And the next day, too. Which is good. I believe I’ve been reminded by several people that pain = progress. I made real progress that day, lol!

So that’s the update. Short and, overall, positive. I may not do this every month until I get to 250, though, because I may stall out. It doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped trying to get to 250 pounds, just that I’m tired of beating it into the ground every month. Or I may do a paragraph or two. Who knows? Maybe it depends on what else is going on in my life. I’m never sure if anyone is even reading the blogs, in general; I sure don’t want to bore anyone who is.