Hi everyone. Here we are farther into the New Year. I hope everything is going smoothly for all of you. I am coming closer to surgery to repair an old ankle injury. I am very nervous about it but know I have to do something to maintain maximum mobility. My legs are weak so additional stress from my ankle is just too much. Weight gain has only made ambulation worse. I must get a grip.

I am sad to report that I weighed 128 this a.m. so gained two pounds. I am positively ashamed and wish I had done better. I am still taking fluid pills so I can’t blame the gain on excess fluid. My ankles are still a little swollen but minimally. I will try my best to lose at least half a pound and hope for a full pound.

Agate, sorry to miss you and hope you are well and have continued to lose.

Mamabug, that is terrific that you have continued to lose as you approach your final goal. There is no stopping you now. You are going to make it!

Hsmaldo, so sorry to hear about your gains but know how brutal maintaining weight goals are this time of the year. Thank you for your supportive comments regarding my plight, I am very encouraged by them. I do hope your weight loss efforts will be vitalized with the New Year. I am so impressed with your photography. Good luck in all things.

Msgijo, sorry to hear you had a “crummy week” and hope things are looking up this week. Sorry you gained a couple of pounds but clearly it was not a catastrophe since you are at a good weight. Thank you for your words of encouragement. To answer your question regarding my salt intake. I eat no added salt but my daughter in law, although using salt sparingly, does salt her cooking more than I would. She fixes super good meals and it is difficult for me not to overindulge. Hope you have a great week.

Daisycat, glad to hear you are not worried about the “little amount lost.” Every little bit counts and they add up. Besides it is much better than gaining. You appear to be at a good weight. How tall are you? Keep up the good work

For those who may have an interest in joining our dedicated group, our members each have their own personal methods of weight loss. Some are on Weight Watchers, some on Atkins for example and some just cut calories. I personally lost quite a lot of weight in the beginning using Atkins and then just cut portions while eating everything. The method is not the most important thing, it is staying focused and following the plan.

We post weight loss, gain, stayed the same, from Thursday to Thursday and have been doing so for over 16 years. We are truly dedicated to get rid of those pesky pounds and keep them off. You don’t have to state your actual weight. It’s a matter of choice.

Tip For The Week:

26 Weight Loss Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based

Written by Kris Gunnars, BSc on August 22, 2018

Eat Eggs For Breakfast
Eating whole eggs can have all sorts of benefits, including helping you lose weight.

Studies show that replacing a grain-based breakfast with eggs can help you eat fewer calories for the next 36 hours as well as lose more weight and body fat (4, 5).

If you don’t eat eggs, that's fine. Any source of quality protein for breakfast should do the trick

Weight Loss Results:

Total Loss:

1.2 pounds by two members. Congratulations on the loss. You are starting the New Year with a bang. May it only get better from here.

Total Gain:

7.3 pounds by three members. Sorry about the gain but remember one score was a cumulative amount and therefor not so dire. Now is the time to concentrate on staying out of this column for a sustained period of time knowing that we all here periodic slip ups.

Stayed The Same:

0 members. As we know, staying the same truly is success, including for those who are maintaining. Just keep remembering it is the time before the next loss if you have more to lose. Also staying the same is a signal that you are eating the right amount to maintain your losses.

is the total weight loss for the past 16+ years. We hit a new milestone. We now have lost over two tons for which we should be proud. That truly is phenomenal.