I have lost 24.7 pounds since January 4th. Stress has helped it along - work sucks this year, my grandfather passed away, Mike lost his dad unexpectedly. A huge lifestyle change is what has really kept me moving. I am working towards cutting out processed foods, I exercise 3-4 times a week... I obsess a bit.
Everyone wants the secret. I understand, I totally wanted a magic bullet that would pull off the weight I gained as I ate my way through a very difficult time in my life. I tried EVERYTHING! Every fad diet known to man, tried and true programs - nothing worked! Making healthy choices for my body made the difference. So, as I get asked over and over, I have to give the boring answer no one wants to hear - healthy choices and exercise!
Physically and mentally, I am the strongest I have ever been. My hellish time at work, helping my loved ones through crazy, stressful situations - I was the strong one!
I really don't mind "What's the secret?" because it reminds me that my changes show. I can't see the difference in my body, except for the dramatic change in my clothing size. I just wish I had a more exciting answer :)