One year ago today I weighed 249 Lbs., this morning I stepped on the scale and it says 212 so I weighed myself 5 more times to make sure. 212 every time. I lost 40 Lbs. in 3 months several years ago but had put every pound back on within 6 months. With the lifestyle changes I have made the past couple of years I feel very good about being able to lose a few more Lbs. and keeping the weight off this time. My goal was 215 by Christmas and to maintain that through the holidays, the year of my big weight loss Thanksgiving and Christmas were my undoing. Our family dinners always had too much food and I always had too little self control. Since then our family holiday dinners have scaled way back and my self control has greatly increased. I have been able to make it through the recent holidays without gaining weight and this year I have been able to actually maintain a gradual weight loss. My new goal is 198 by June 20th, our wedding anniversary, and then to never let myself get above that again. It hasn't been easy but is HAS been worth it.