okay... so what i really did to at least help my success was to not get cocky like last time and wear a pair of boots which could not be easily or stink-freely removed prior to stepping on the scale and thus adding a pound or two to the already traumatic outcome.
we're back on track with a four pound gain for the last month, but that in no way makes up for the damage already done thusly bringing the grand total to 150 pounds. ouch! that's twenty two pounds and i'm still not quite to six months where the expected weight gain is a pound a week. ouch! that's at least twelve more pounds.
i still duly subtract the weight that must come off my ass and thighs. maybe there's still hope of only putting on a net of 25 pounds. and if anyone doubts the viability of the previous statement, they are more than welcome to check in with eartha regarding the definition of net.