Bah! I went to the doctor again and had another weigh in last week. Given my track record over the past few weeks, I was not expecting anything too spectacular. But I actually did lose 6 pounds since my last weigh-in back in the beginning of May. Not too shabby.
BTW - I know this is what people on "The Biggest Loser" lose in a week. Shut up.
This doctor had a little dial where you could line up your weight and height, and a needle pointed to your predicament - obese, overweight, or healthy. (There may have been an underweight section too, but that was cut off from my viewing, and I didn't think to turn it any further.) So, if we were playing "The Game of Life", I would have to say that needle was very close to requiring a re-spin. Just one more pound, and I think it would be on the line. Two more pounds, and I would just make it into healthy territory!
This has been hugely motivating for me. My doctor had the numbers right there - I weighed 14 pounds more a year ago. (Yes, yes, I know I am not the biggest loser. Didn't I tell you to shut up?) Since I have been a firm believer in negative reinforcement during this little weight loss experiment, I am a bit surprised to be so psyched. But I have re-tackled my new spreadsheet with zeal, and managed to stay within calorie goals for the first time since the beginning of June. I can see the finish line at last! I am almost healthy!