For me, I've been hanging steady at a nice weight, exercising with regularity which helps me bounce back more easily if my weight sneaks up a few pounds. I would, of course, like to see a few more pounds slip off, but I'm at a healthy place and I'm not going to fight it.
July I started back to college, and that quarter was intense. I took two online classes, and a few days I was working on homework for 8 hours, usually at least four to six. My body took notice. The month between I was able to restart my dedication to my yoga and my walks, and occasionally my (very short, 15-min) runs and brought my weight back to my current range of 129-131.
My challenge now, as a freshman, is to end the spring quarter at roughly the same weight (and size) as I am now. I have classes on campus now, and it's situated on a hill with a bazillion stairs that I climb every day. After only 5 days of that, I ended my Saturday walk with my regular 15-min run around a hayfield, and I added around 1/4 mi+ to the same time, and everything felt much easier and lighter and stronger.
I don't know whether I'll be weighing in here or what. I'm pretty happy with my weight, in general. But after losing 60 pounds (20 of it twice for a total of 80 pounds) I am hanging tightly onto this victory, with white knuckles at times. I am learning how to feed my body the right amount: sometimes my appetite is up, and it's because I'm truly hungry and needing calories, and other times I'm just being lazy.
Unfortunately, my biggest successes on the scale are linked with times I'm feeling depressed and food sits in my belly like lead. The last long stretch of that, I stopped looking at the scale so I wouldn't be tempted to reward myself for feeling like shit. I'm learning no to be all woe-is-me when my appetite is suppressed. It's like the way I dislike being touched when I'm upset, only the "touch" is on the inside. There are other issues around that, but I don't think they are root issues like this is. I think those thoughts arise afterward as an explanation. Since realizing the touch-connection, those thoughts haven't been the issue they were before.
I hope to see a few folks show up here. It's been mighty slow, and slower. I miss the company.
And happy Fall! Most everyone's favorite season, and the best season for wanting to get outside for a walk in the cool weather.
"She is a mermaid, but approach her with caution. Her mind swims at a depth most would drown in."