Jen - Maintenance calories are better than being over. Hang in there and hold strong. I hope you can find a reasonable eating plan that fits in with your new routine.
Teacher - Hope your week is going well. I bet you're spending a lot of time in the pool with this heat wave!
Irina - sorry to hear you're still feeling the effects of the pizza on the scale. It will come down, just stick to plan. Waiting is the hardest part.
Tar118 - welcome, glad to have you! Sorry you didn't make your initial summer ONEderland goal, but glad you're keeping your focus and setting realistic expectations. Our bodies are hard to control and even harder to predict at times!
Diva - welcome and thanks for joining us! I'm sorry to hear about your family challenges. Good for you for turning the focus onto yourself now! Good luck on your journey!
Lai - I hope you survive the heat. Like most of the country, we're getting slammed with it too, although not quite as hot as you guys in the Midwest. Sounds like your new job is running you ragged! I hope it settles down for you soon. Congratulations on your new low and for fitting into your small shorts! What a fabulous NSV! Weighing less than my DH was a huge mental thing for me too - it felt really good when it finally happened.
At the rate you're rocking this weight loss, you'll be there before you know it!
ItsMy - just a shout out to say hello! I hope your week back to work is going well and I hope Amber's recovery is going smoothly.
Update on me - I am sooooo ready for my knee surgery on Monday. Something happened in my knee on Thursday and the pain and instability has worsened (didn't think THAT was possible). Walking has gone from challenging to unbearable. We're supposed to go blueberry picking today, and I'm still determined to go, but I think I'll be using my crutches a lot more than I'd prefer to. Monday can't come soon enough. I'm the first OR case at the hospital that day, so I should be in and out pretty quickly. Water weight is finally off from last weekend's picnic pig out! Weight is holding steady at previous low of 118.8. I normally would see a whoosh next week after TOM leaves, but with the surgery, I think the scale will go up - body will be holding LOTS of water to help repair the train wreck that is my knee.
Happy weekend everybody!!