I started my healthy eating on Oct 13th of this year. I was scared and nervous and to be honest I didn't even know if I was going to do it consistently since I yo-yo'd so many times before. I told myself that I would take things slow and not do anything I could not do consistently. I created a workout plan that agreed with my schedule and a meal plan that allowed me 1,200 calories - watching my total fat & carbs. I only weigh in once per month on the 13th of the month because I don't want this to be about me losing weight more than me just living a healthy lifestyle. My first weigh in on Nov 13th I was down 13 lbs. I'm having my 2nd weigh in 3 days from now and I KNOW I've lost weight. I had a doctor's appt a few days ago and when I was weighed it put me at another 12 lbs lost, but I didn't count it officially!! :drinker: I am so excited not only for the weight loss but because I'm actually taking my time and just living healthier and working out and it's WORKING! I pretty much eat whatever I want as long as I don't go over 1,200 calories and most of my calories come from protein (lean meats, veggies). I hope if you're reading this you take only 1 thing from my post - YOU CAN DO THIS! The first 2 weeks were my hardest...just keep telling yourself you can do it - and be honest with yourself. If you know you want a snicker or some chips - admit it - but tell yourself - you'll get a snickers when you drop 5 lbs or whatever your short term goals are. Or, if you do cheat one day just work out a little longer or harder to make up the calories. GOOD LUCK! I still have about 25 lbs to go but I am 100% confident that I will maintain this way of life FOREVER!