Finally the number on the scale is moving in the right direction. I’m down to 316 this week, a five pound drop from last week’s shocking number. I credit paying closer attention to what I’m eating, and tracking, for the change. My exercise level was very low last week, and in addition to the continued tracking, I’ll work to be more active as well. I have hikes scheduled for Thursday and Saturday, and possibly Sunday. Also, my friend Sayre is working up a gym routine for me.

I’ve decided on a short term goal of getting my weight below 300 pounds by the end of April. I think the 17 pound loss is doable in that time. Onward and downward!