A while back I said I was going to start trying to lose weight, and I would let you know my progress if it went well, otherwise I would never mention it again. Well, it didn't go well. I don't think I lost a single pound from that attempt.
On January 3, 2012 I started again. I tried harder. I started by watching what I ate. Then I added activity to it. I am on average losing about 2 pounds per week. As of this morning I am down 9 pounds! I am very excited to share this news. I have many many many more pounds to go, but this is a great step in the right direction.
On Monday I came across a website called http://www.myfitnesspal.com/. So far I am loving it. I have mainly just used 2 of it's functions so far, food tracker and fitness tracker. You enter your info - weight, age, weight loss goal, etc. Then you can enter your foods. It has a massive list of food options and it knows how much fat, calories, carbs, and protein are in it. I do wish it would track fiber too, but what it does track is great! I put in everything I eat and it reccomends how much I should have based on my goals and lets me know how much more I have throughout the day. There is also a mobile app. I have added a badge to my site in the upper right. I'd love for you all to go on this weight loss journey with me. It will always show my current weight loss since I joined their site. (which means if you're counting-it's 8 pounds behind my actual weight loss)
This is my visual weight loss tracker too! I saw this idea on pinterest (LOVE IT). The jar on the left represents pounds I've lost the jar on the right represents the pounds I want to lose. This pic was taken a couple pounds ago too (it was 6 pounds then).