Ok, I love food. And I dont just mean love to eat it I read cookbooks and watch cooking shows and I think that is what stops me from losing weight. I have wanted to loss weight all my life but something in my life changes and makes me eat. I got pregnant with my daughter at 19 and then had a hard time with that and gained lots of weight. Shortly after her first birthday now hubby went to Iraq and that really did a number on me. Then I started lossing weight, I was doing really good and then I got pregnant with my son and packed the weight back on. And that was almost 3 years ago cause he will be three in April. I love to make excuses on why I cant loss weight, weather, time you name it. Up until today. I was looking at pictures of myself from highschool and started to cry. I miss the old me. In the last 8 years I have gained 50 pounds from where I was when I graduated high school. And now is the time for me to loss it. I wrote out a list of things that I want to do this year and have posted them on the fridge. I also put a picture of what I want to look like. I need to do this for me and no one else. I want to be able to run around with my kids and no get tired. Let me tell you I dont look overweight but I am. I am 5'8'' and weight about 180. I want to weight about 130 by the end of the year. I have an eliptical that I am going to start using daily. After about a month hubby is going to help me start lifting weights which we also have. He is a huge health buff. Oh yeah plus my 10 year class reunion is this summer and to be honest I want to look HOT. Today I wrote a list of all the stuff I dont want to eat and that is also on my fridge and my big one is POP. I love POP. So now I am going to lug a water bottle with me everywhere that way I have no excuses. I am starting to pack my lunch for work and get up 2 hours before the kids in the morning and work out and then after they go to bed at night. Hubby's brother is also getting married this summer and I want to look nice for that as well. I want to be the old me again. I know it will be hard but I know that if I put my mind to it I can do it. Wish me luck ladies.