(Update: OK, Blogger finally allowed me to add a title. I guess it was just feeling temperamental earlier. Poor little Blogger!)
For some reason, Blogger isn't letting me enter a title for this entry. Hmmm... I guess I'll have to come back and add a title later (assuming that feature will ever work again).
How are all of my wonderful sponsors and well-wishers doing? As soon as I'm able, I am going to title this entry "THANK YOU!!!!!!" The response has been fantastic, and I am so touched that so many of you have stepped forward to sponsor me or offer your moral support, or both.
Because I'm a big weenie, I am not going to post on the blog what my starting weight is. If any of you want to know, I'll tell you privately. I know I shouldn't care, but I do. What I'm going to do instead is give you a weekly progress report, detailing how much weight I've lost and how everything is going in general.
Weight-wise, there's not much to report yet. I am eating much more healthfully than I had been, and I already feel waaaaaay better. The scale hasn't moved much yet--maybe one pound lost so far--but I'm hoping the healthful eating will start making a difference on the scale soon.
I have had a few moments of weakness in the last few weeks. There was my birthday, and what's a birthday dinner without dessert? (I can say, however, that it was worth it. It was a fabulous dessert.) And there was the infamous Birthday Trifecta celebration with my friends Deb and Wendy last weekend. (All of our birthdays are within two weeks of each other's, so we have a group celebration each year. It's honestly one of the highlights of my year.) Again, I had some dessert (again, worth it) and two cocktails. Not too horrible, but I do need to be more strict with myself for about a month or so, just to get all of the cravings and sugar residue out of my system.
But on to the exciting part of the post: a sponsorship update!
So far, you wonderfully generous friends and family have sponsored me at a total of $63 per pound lost! How great is that?!? My goal is to get to $75 per pound, and I've decided to kick in the remaining $12 per pound myself if necessary just so I can reach that nice round number.
So, how can I thank all of you for your generosity and thoughtfulness? I need to think of some special way to express my gratitude before these five months have passed. Stay tuned...
In the meantime, please accept this heartfelt THANK YOU!!!! You are all superstars. Whether you're sponsoring me or cheering me on, or both, you are all the ones who are making this count. A million thanks!