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Friday, August 31, 2007

Let the Countdown Begin!

I hopped on the scales this morning, expecting to see the usual 202 maybe even 204 — it’s been a stressful week & I’ve done a little snacking on the side.

Nope. 197. The first digit IS A ONE!

Knowing that our scales can give a different reading on a different part of the floor, I moved them and tried again. 195.

The countdown has officially begun. If I stay below 200 for an entire week, I conduct my “special celebration.” I think a week from Monday will be the right time; Mrs. Fetched will be testifying and Daughter Dearest will be at school. It also happens to the be the first Monday of our vacation.


  1. Congrats FAR.

    I can't remember the last time the first digit was a one. I'd like to get back down to 215, but I don't think in the one's. When I start getting below 200, I'm so tall, I start looking like a string bean.

    Good luck and I'll be pulling for you.

  2. That's great!

    So is your latest fiction installment. It gave me chills.

  3. !! FAR !!!

    I've done the exact same thing -- moving the scale! AND (whispering) for that Get Below 200 goal.

    Isn't it wonderful??

    I'm so excited for you!!

    You're down low enough that 199 could be your Brick Wall point....

  4. Hey all...

    FM, you don't sound that tall on the Internet. :-)

    Nancy, thanks much.... I hope you know how much you (and everyone else's) kind words mean to me.

    KB, have you ever simultaneously thought "yeah!" and "that can't be right" at the same time? That's what I did this morning. I don't think I'll brick-wall until 190 at least (most) — still plenty of fat to burn off. But it took less than two years to get rid of what it took about 20 to put on.....

  5. I know I'm a day late, but adding my congrats!! It's SO hard to take it off - why isn't it the other way around? That's great, FAR. Two gold stars for you!! Keep it up - it's so worth it.

  6. Hey Beth, good to see you & thanks for the stars. I'll stick 'em on the scales. (Wait a minute, that's extra weight. Scratch that.)

    Keep us posted on the apartment hunt! We need to know where to email the housewarming gifts. ;-)


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