Travbrad--thanks for the encouragement, and congrats on leaving the "3s" behind (can't wait until I can do the same!) And no, I won't be heartbroken if I don't quite do to it by 01/01/11 (but I really think I can).
Changeisgood29--thank you, also--I'll take compliments from anyone, male or female, and please do feel free to visit from time to time--we are all fighting for a common goal here.
On to the Saturday morning weigh-in:
A nice 4.0 lb. loss this week!
So, 347.0 - 4.0 = 343 lbs. today
43 left to go for 01/01/11
I am making a conscience effort to "move more" and now that I can walk more than a hundred feet or so w/o stopping to gasp for breath (I'll admit that was getting scary) I'm doing it more and more.