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My weight loss report: Last time I weighed under 200 was in the last century

Wednesday morning is my Weight Watchers Online step on the scales and weigh myself.  But I got a preview Me2 this morning first thing when I got up.

Two years ago the numbers on the scale were two pounds short of kissing 250 pounds.  That would probably be an okay weight if I was six foot eight, but I'm actually five foot ten and I'm a 63-year-old baby boomer knows that a serious flirtation with a risk factor can either change or end your life. 

About a year ago I got serious with Weight Watchers Online.  My wife who really didn't need to lose more than a couple of pounds embraced my effort and made it hers.  We eat like real people, but we count everything and we eat pretty healthy and it's been working.

This morning I was 202.2.  My most immediate goal is to get under 200 and manage that.  Having done the weight loss thing before I know that I can ease off the effort after a year and gain everything back plus more.

How long is it going to take to get to 199.9?  I don't know, but I'll report back.