I finally broke the barrier! I got below 170 pounds. This doesn't mean that 160 will happen, but I am one pound closer. I have been good (-ish), I have started working out with the dumbells for 15 minutes on some of my non-running days. I have been getting through my runs by visualizing that I am losing the weight. I am excited!
You know what was extra special about seeing 169 on the scale? PMS. Yup, I am all bloaty and it still said that! I can't wait for the "after" weigh-in!