OK, ladies, I'll admit.................I stopped working out for a whole week. My thighs just could not take it anymore, d@mn knots. And although I didn't exactly go nuts or anything, I also didn't exactly eat the healthiest during that week either. So today I'm all like, this is IT. No more being a slack off, I'm sooooo not getting back into that mindset. So I weigh in, fully expecting to have gained weight. I'm retaining water BAD this morning. So I think whatever. Once the water is gone it will look so much better on the scale. lol Uh.....somehow.......not sure how.......I lost another pound. Probably more because like I said I am retaining a LOT of fluid this morning. Well now, that was a pleasant surprise. I also measured my waist, hips, and thighs. This is the first time for that. I'm doing it cuz often when you hit that level out point you're losing inches instead of pounds and I want to be able to SEE IT, so I don't get discouraged and give up. That was sort of depressing, at least for the waist part. This, of course, is also affected by the fluid retention because that is where it goes first......then to the hands and other areas, and this morning my hands were balloons. So I shall not dwell on it. It is what it is. easy child is doing AWESOME! So proud of her! Also jealous as hades of her, but yeah, I can be jealous and proud at the same time. She's lost nearly 50 lbs and at least 4-5 inches off her waist, a few off her hips and thighs too. I just stare at her, like WOW! So yeah, that motivated me again. She earned it, she's worked her tail off and stuck with it......often more than I thought she should, but it got results. She now weighs about what I do (she started out obviously much higher than I did), so she has a ways to go yet. So I stick in my workout video this morning. I get through half of it and it freezes. I'm like "oh no you didn't!". I take it out, clean it off, put it back in..........And yes, I started at the beginning again. lol So this morning I did it 1 1/2 times, and after a week off I felt it too. omg lol (serves me right for slacking off) That insanity workout video (have to get with easy child on the name, insanity is part of the title) is reducing her mid section like crazy. She admits it kicks her fanny. So it will be a while before I'm even attempting it. But it's doing exactly what it promises to do........6 inches in 6 wks gone from the middle. My "goal" is to get back into the awesome wardrobe I wore (all still basically new clothes) from before the accident 8 yrs ago by summer. (they were summer clothes) After that.......we'll see. I was about 130 lbs at that point, I think, maybe 125. I loved that wardrobe, went out and bought it because I was so proud of myself. Then got hit, did the hermit thing and all the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) junk.......school and packed on the extra weight. I'm at 146 lbs now. So that's 16 lbs, maybe 21 lbs. I think I can manage that, I hope. Maybe I'll do really well and do even better. But for now that is my goal. And for anyone wondering.............. yes, this is my psychiatric myself up thread.