I've been making small changes here and there. For instance, I no longer drink diet soda. In fact, I don't really drink soda at all anymore. If I get a really bad headache, it's usually from lack of caffeine and so I'll drink a regular coke then, but for the most part I only drink water now. I also stopped eating fried foods (most of the time). My biggest issue is carbs and sugar. I love me some bread and chocolate! It's still something I struggle with daily, but I'm hoping to cut those both back tremendously this year, so I can lose 30 more pounds!
This is the only real good "before" picture I have of myself. It pains me so much to post this, but I need to so you can see where I began, where I am now and then hopefully in a few months, you'll see where I end up.
This was taken in September, 2013:
Then, just less than a year later in August, 2014 at approx. 20 lbs down:
And, on NYE at another 10 lbs down:
I still have a really far way to go to get to my goal weight and what I'd LIKE to look like, but I'm definitely on the right path!