and no one has noticed! I'm pretty petite so 7 pounds is a lot. Like my mom said, they probably didn't notice when you gained it either I haven't weighed this little for 5 years and it feels good. Of course I have another 7 to go but I have no doubt I will get there This time I went back to the old standard: counting calories. I've walked and done some weights and focused on losing a pound a week. So by my (cough 49th) birthday in September I will reach my goal. It may seem silly but just having some portion of control over one aspect of my life feels amazing.