My brother forwarded me an email today. This was the last paragraph:
"Just remember weight loss is not linear. You may lose five pounds on the scale the first week, but that may be water weight as your body adjusts fluid levels. You may have some weeks where you don’t register any weight loss--that’s just the way the body works. Keep your long-term goal in mind, focus on your lifestyle, and before you know it, you’ll achieve the weight you’ve always wanted."
It was the reminder I needed. I'm very pleased that my pants are comfortable again. But this is about being healthy.
Today's status: healthy eating: check; exercise: check