147.6 Before and After Losing Weight Pics

I lost three pounds yesterday, and am back within my goal weight of 145 to 149.9 pounds. I just took this photo on the right this morning. The photo on the left was taken in August of 2011 at Mt. Rushmore. There is a 70 pound difference. Can you tell? :)

My only disappointment is that I waited to be almost 50 before I made this amazing transformation. Imagine how much better I would have looked at this weight ten years ago. Twenty years ago, I was even thinner, but I was maintaining that by smoking, so that doesn't really count.

If you want to see how I lost the weight in the first place, and maybe follow along in my footsteps, then please click on the link at the top of this page, the one that says "Lose Weight w My Blog."

Today, for me, keeping the weight off is all about weighing myself every morning to see how much I can cheat. Dr Tarnower himself admitted this was his own approach to keep trim eating. Avoiding sodium is just as important as limiting carbohydrates, sugar, and fat.

The three pounds I lost yesterday were water retention weight from all the sodium in the pizza I ate the day before. For exercise, I walked my two dogs a mile in our neighborhood park. Here is what I ate yesterday to let the sodium leave my body along with the extra water my body retained to balance all that salt:

Small bowl of Special K and organic soy milk
El Monterey beef and bean burrito with salsa
Small bowl of fresh blueberries
Hamburger patty prepared without salt or salty sauces, steamed broccoli
Raw baby carrots
One sucker candy at family movie time