I've been at this healthier living stuff, seriously, for a little more than 2 months now. I've probably worked out about half of those days, maybe a little more. I haven't had a soda for a month (well, a 28 day month). I haven't eaten out for that long either. I've been paying attention to (though not diligently counting) calories. I've been better about taking my thyroid medication. Things are heading the right direction.
I've still only lost about 5 pounds. I have plenty of weight to lose, but the needle isn't moving quickly. It's hard to hear about other people dropping more weight when it isn't really coming off for me. I know I need to work out for a longer period of time, and that as that happens everything else I'm doing is going to make things progress more quickly. But still.
On the other hand, I put on my belt yesterday and slid naturally down to the smallest loop. I'm only down 5 pounds, but I'm also down 3 loops. Heck, 4 loops from where I was at my absolute worst (which isn't where I was when I started). So there is real progress. Maybe the weight thing is because muscle weighs more and I've been lifting too? (It's a nice thing to tell myself, at least.) Maybe it's because I've been on a slow upward climb with my weight for 10 years, and it's just naturally going to be a slow climb down too? I don't know.
I might not be doing much better than a stalemate in the battle of the lbs, but I'm winning the battle of the lps. I'm happy with keeping my sights on the good stuff, though I'll still have an eye on the total weight too.