That’s what I used to have to do with my poor knees.  In my bio, I mentioned I’d been in a car wreck when I was 19 where one kneecap went through the radio knob and the other got racked up on the gear shift knob.  I wasn’t driving and I wasn’t wearing a seat belt.  I sure paid for that!

Anyway, needless to say, the more weight I gained the more trouble I had with my knees.  It was a small motivating factor in my desire to get this weight off and I must say, it has helped tremendously.  I was able to run all over town yesterday without collapsing in a blob of pain on the couch last night.  Imagine when I lose another 10 pounds – whoo hoo!!

Today is July 4th – INDEPENDENCE DAY.  It is freedom for me in more than one way – the freedom I am celebrating is freedom from a wrong relationship with food!  I am not afraid of food today.  It is not the boss of me and I will make great choices when we eat before the big fireworks celebration. 
Want magic elixir?  The best diet aid on earth?  Make sure you have plenty of this on ice:

I might even have a little bit of the stuff we make with this: 

…but don’t tell anyone! 

Just kidding.  Today it is all about moderation, being aware of everything I even think about putting into my mouth (and making sure I LOG IT IN MY FOOD JOURNAL), and drinking plenty of water.  I am going to enjoy the day without losing ground – but I am NOT GOING TO STRESS over all the food that is available today.  I will make great choices!  I will do whatever I can to lose one pound today – yes, even on holiday!