Since I've been dieting, my weigh-in day is Monday. After 16 pounds from June to August, I got a bit stagnant. Then the last two weeks, I actually appeared to have gained back 10! I was also suffering from weird fall allergies, which I can't remember having since I was a kid. Now that I'm past that, I can only assume that the two were connected, because this week I'm back to my low point (also surprising since I did a lot of comfort eating the last two weeks).
I don't understand why I waited so long to get serious and change my eating habits. I guess I spent so much time thinking that "overweight" wasn't as bad as "fat" that there was no sense of urgency. Then a traumatic life event made me realize that I had to take better care of myself. I'm happy with the results so far.
In fact, it's strange to say that for the first time in my life, I generally feel good about my physical self. That's a new experience for me. I don't get winded (not often) in practice, I don't have intestinal trauma ever, my vertical leap continues to grow, I certainly look thinner... it's weird!
I've still got a long way to go, especially in terms of eating. In that respect, I think I know someone that could be a good coach. ;)