Ok, here's some better news:
I've lost 8 pounds!
My work is offering membership in Weight Watchers for free and I thought I would give it a try. This past year I have packed on quite a few pounds and I'd like to shed them. I've been stocky most of my life, and I'm fine with that. But, I crossed the line from stocky to stout a while ago and it's contributing to my unhappiness.
I started the WW at the end of February. It's taken me all of March, April and May to lose 8 pounds but at least I'm losing and not gaining. My goal is to lose another 42 pounds, and yes, that means that I was hovering around 50 pounds overweight. It's probably more, if you consider my height (or lack thereof) and those grossly unrealistic weight charts that doctors and nutritionists have.
So, if it took me 3 months to lose 8 pounds, then the rest of it should be gone by... hmm... this time next year. Oh, whatever, it'll just take a while.
And, can I take a moment to complain just a little? Men and young women have it so much easier! Especially men! They just think about losing weight and it falls off. Grr. Let me tell you something: post-menopause it gets a lot harder to lose the weight. I mean, I work out 3 times a week and ride my bike to work as often as I can and it is not enough. Sigh. So, I'm doing something about it and it'll take a while, but it's a relief to see the scale going in a happier direction.