of no weight loss, finally the scale is moving again. I am down another pound to 283. My total loss for month five so far is 13pounds. I know that I look to the scale for validation that I am doing the right things. I keep trying to remind myself that validation can come in many forms. There is a bounce in my step that simply was not in my life five months ago. The fact that I have energy to do more than just breath in and breath out.