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DietBlog: I’m happy to say I’m back on track. I hadn’t officially weighed in since before Christmas – though I did attend meetings, since I was subbing for our weigher, Jonathan – but I did hop on the scales briefly last week just to check whether I had put on a couple kilos over the Christmas holiday. I had. So I decided to get down to business. I signed up for the free trial of “eTools” at the WW site and the novelty of tracking my food and exercise online has gotten me doing it again. Last Friday I walked all the way from our place in Chippendale through the city and across the bridge to North Sydney, which took me over an hour. Last night I went back to kickboxing for the first time in ages, and it Kicked. My. Ass. The upshot? I’m officially back to 85.6 kilos… which is exactly what I weighed before the holiday madness. Sweet!

I think some of the weight was brain cells, though. I distinctly remember telling the Snook last week that there was something I wanted, but I was holding off buying it til I’d managed to stick to the plan for a week. Today was the big reward day… but I’ve forgotten what it is I wanted! Forgetfulness begets frugality, I guess.

This week’s meeting was really good, by the way. Gaye finished Maintenance and officially became a Lifetime Member, and she gave us a great speech about hanging in there. (It took her 16 months to lost 23 kilos.) I seriously got a little choked up. It was like an Oprah episode, and I mean that in the best way possible. I also came away with a task for this week: I’m going to go through my wardrobe and throw out everything – EVERYTHING – that is too big for me. No more hanging on to my “just in case” clothes. (Those of you who see me on a regular basis will soon observe that I only have four pieces of clothing left.)

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  1. good job, hows. i too am dub-dubbin’ it (WW), as is, seemingly, the world. new years, everyone. it’s a fun, exasperating, inspiring journey. it’s always nice to read about your trials and successes. in addition, someone in my session lost 75 pounds as of last week. pretty remarkable.

  2. Heh. Dub-dubbers. We’ve had a total influx of new people in the last few weeks. The meetings are packed now, but it’s nice because most of the newbies are super enthusiastic and fun (at least at our meeting).

    And hey, I finally remembered what I was going to buy! An iPod Shuffle for jogging. My regular iPod is nearly dead. I took it in for service though, so I’ll see if it can be resurrected before I plunk down for a new gadget…

  3. That’s great news, Kris–I’m staying off the scale until the end of this month. I just want to be at my pre-holiday (T-giving and Xmas) weight…I had a month to put it on, and I’m giving myself a month to take it off (though I’ll do most of the shrinkage in the last 7 days, I’m sure). Congrats–and you’ll love the shuffle for running!

  4. Congrats on your continued success, Kris! I think that I still have a pound or two to get back to pre-Turday Day weight… like Max, it took a month to gain those lbs, should take a month to lose.

    I think the mystery of those food points that you listed is that anything was 2.5 points to begin with; a piece of fruit or a lowfat latte was about that many points, if I remember correctly.

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