My end of month weigh-in revealed a loss of another 2 pounds since mid-month, 6 pounds for the month of May, and 141 pounds lost since November 29, 2009. I am definitlely ecstatic about this loss particularly since I am so close to my initial target of 150 pounds lost. Although the rate of weight loss has slowed, I am still surprised at how much, and how quickly I am still loosing weight since I still eat my favorite meals at my favorite restaurants. All this weight lost by just eliminating desserts, candy / popcorn at movies, in-between meal snacks, and limiting my evening snack to an apple; I am ecstatic, and very pleasantly surprised.
When I reach the 150 pounds lost goal, I will do another evaluation to ascertain if I need to loose more weight, or start the all important maintenance mode. I know from previous weight losses that the maintenance mode is vital, and unfortunately, my prior maintenance modes have been complete failures. I did fine loosing all the weight I wanted before, and then totally blew it by gaining all the lost weight back plus a substantial bonus. I am determined that this time, I will cap my record weight loss with a successful maintenance mode.