Well, I joined a biggest loser competition with some friends in our ward and we each pitched in $10 for the person who would lose the greatest percentage of body weight by the end of 12 weeks. I held first place for a few weeks, but haven't been able to pull out of second place for the last couple of weeks. Here's the progress I've made so far:
I averaged losing 1.17 lbs. per week. I feel pretty good about myself and am excited to switch back to eating a normal lunch (instead of a slim-fast or special K meal bar, though I do like the idea of quick meals.) I plan to keep up my exercise routine (3-5 times to the gym), but maybe focus a little more on muscle building/toning than fat burning.