This morning I weighed 152.6, up .6 from last week. I am actually surprised that I hadn't gained more weight than just 6 tenths of a pound. I have managed to cook at home most nights, 5 out of 7. We did go out for breakfast on my husband's birthday. And for his birthday there was cake and ice cream, but hey, you gotta have birthday cake, right?

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We were going to the circus in January 2011 and I noticed that, just walking from the car to the arena, I was wheezing and out-of-breath. Now this was not a long walk because we landed the perfect parking spot, right across the street from the arena. I just blamed my wheezing and shortness of breath on my recent (over the course of 1 1/2 years) weight gain of about 40 pounds.

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