i just wanted to say that i'm really proud of my dad. between his april doctor's appointment & his may appointment he lost about 12 pounds, which is just phenomenal! basically he's just adding in a bit of extra walking here & there at his job, cutting back on his soda & candy & fast food, & making gradual changes. for instance he now eats yoplait light instead of regular yoplait. he's also monitoring his water consumption & trying to get in the eight-eight ounce glasses that everyone talks about. i know the changes seem small & like not a hell of a lot when you list them out, but obviously it's helping him since there was a 12 pound dip in the scale.
way to go dad! i'm proud of you for your persistence & you're setting a great example for me. &, of course, being a great advisary...since i am the competitive type i need to work hard to do better than that *winks* a little family competition is quite healthy, especially when the end result is better health for everyone involved.