Continuing down towards goal. It's both exciting and terrifying. I've never been this close! And I'm only 3.4 lbs away from the top WW weight for my height, which is wild to think about for me. DH is traveling but actually took a taxi and went to a meeting on Saturday. And he lost 2.4! Woo! For those who travel, here's something he did. Since he's stuck with restaurant foods on his trips, and portion size is, of course, the biggest problem with restaurant food, he brings the collapsible measuring cups from the kit I bought at WW. Instead of finding a plate and scooping out his Chinese take-out the other night, he used the cups AS his bowls. Used the cup measure for his rice, and used the 1/2 cup measure for his entree (he had a total of 1 cup of the entree, but I'm sure refilling that measuring cup helped to slow him down). And then he was DONE with his dinner. I'm so incredibly proud of him, and I must say, that's pretty ingenious. Don't be afraid to slow it down with the jogging, OK? 4 days in a row can be a bit much when you're just getting back into things. My husband likes to go gung ho into something, and a week into it he's injured himself and is back to no activity. I'm training for the TOT 10miler in October, and then the Half in January, and I'm only running 3 days a week total. So think about slowing down, to make sure you don't hurt yourself, OK? Me, too! And my applause is based on my past; a gain would cause me to skip meetings and quit! So not only does debbie get cheers for losing, but she also gets it for continuing to continue!!!!! Yay! I was up, too, last week. First week I didn't edit my ticker to show the upswing, naughty me. Pretended I'd stayed the same. It was likely hormonal, though I also was maybe not tracking all the bites/licks/tastes I'd had. Double-trouble, there. That sort of upswing in activity can take time for the body to get used to! I know for me I have a rise in weight following a week of doing more, or something new. So for you to be DOWN is great! Just keep going forward. The .5 to 2 lbs we are to expect each week is still an average. Some of us will lose in bigger chunks. Others will go .2 at a time, or even slower. And then it averages out. As long as the big picture shows you going down in weight, though, you're doing it right. DH has done WW the same amount of time as I have (minus 4 days), but he's at 45 lbs and I'm at 77. We're both doing it as correctly as possible, but our bodies are different. (now imagine how hard it is for DH, a man, to deal with the comparison of his losses to most men, or even to me...poor guy! but it's just his body, and what is important is that he's eating better, he's more active, and he is 45 lbs lighter than he was 1.5 years ago) My son is about 74 lbs. He's also just about up to my chin (he's tall and I'm short). I can pick him up easily, but walking with him is difficult. I've now lost 77. A few weeks ago, when my loss was the same as his weight, it was a HUGE aha moment of what, exactly, I've accomplished. I've lost the equivalent of my 9 year old son. Wowza. Look online for the exact instructions to pop *just* popcorn in a paper bag in the microwave. The stink of microwave popcorn comes from the "butter" etc they add to it. If you just put the kernels into the paper bag, and pop it, it's not going to smell offensive. Every little bit counts! DH read somewhere that every pound we lose is 3 lbs worth off of our knees. He's said that to others and they've agreed with that. So every little bit you lose is 3 times that off of your knees, which is great! I think it's a good thing to get through the first gain. Or even the second. To have the gain, to see it on the weight card or scale or whatever, and to continue on is a HUGE thing. So many people see a gain and freak out...it's better when we can just say "hmm, OK, well, keep on keeping on", and just trust that continuing our plan will work out in time. I had my first gain very early on this time through WW, and while it hurt like heck when it happened, ultimately it was very very good for me mentally and emotionally. Congrats on your first gain! Woo! And I'm so happy for you.