The scale has moved! Since Sept. of 2009, I have been playing the yo-yo game with my weight. It's been vascillating between 165-168 (and some times higher!)
I've been trying to 'hang' tight and not get too frustrated. But finally my patience has paid off with this number : 164 lbs
I know it's just a number but it's amazing how much power the number on the scale holds. The reason this number is so powerful is that it also marks me at 45 lbs lost. Ideally I would like to lose another 20 lbs or so, but now I'm trying to 'tighten' the flab. I'm attending aerobics classes a minimum of once a week. Usually they involve core exercise as well with an exercise ball. I'm finding new muscles and that I'm stronger than I give myself credit for. I can so push-ups while balanced on a ball!
I'm going to continue getting stronger and hope the scale continues to move downward.