Left 2009/ Right 2011
Well, it's been a while.  Too long.  I keep trying to restart what I did successfully in 2009 and have not been able to stick to it for more than a few days usually.  I had a few longer go's at it and I even managed to start 2014 at a lower wt than I started 2013.  Yearly weigh-in's that's what I need to focus on :)  Just kidding.

Actually, I am proud of the decrease from one year to the next.  I'd like to continue that with at least 30 pounds off this year.  More would be great, but I'd be happy with 30.  That would mean I need to weigh-in in Jan 2015 at 207.  That is an attainable goal.  Then, how about weighing-in at 190 for 2016.  And, 175 for 2017.  That would put me a few pounds lower than I was in 2009 before my pregnancy/miscarriage.

That is pretty slow progress which has been disappointing to me in the past (not losing quickly).  I think, though, maintaining and not allowing myself to go on a "I don't care" road, would be a huge achievement.

So, how do I get there?  I love competitions or a buddy that is actively pursuing wt loss with me.  It's very motivating for me.  I am trying to get my sister to get back at it.

So here is a picture of us a couple weeks ago:

I'm the one with the multi-colored shirt for those of you who do not know me.  Sharon, you know who you are :)  Do you accept this challenge?  To quote you, "there really is no reason why we can't get all the way to our ideal weights".