The most success I ever had was with Atkins after JoAnna was born. I did it for a couple of months, then the holidays hit. But right after the holidays I got back on track and lost more weight. I lost a total of 50 lbs. I was only 38 lbs from my "I'd be happy with that" weight and about 58 lbs from my "I'd love to be, but it's probably not likely" weight.
Today, sadly I am 125 lbs from my "I'd be happy with that" weight. Yes, I have wasted years and years of my prime being heavily over weight. I look back and think of all the things I would have liked to have done, but couldn't.
I recently posted this on FB ....
... my answer would be STAY ACTIVE AND EAT HEALTHIER. Even in college playing soccer I somehow gained weight, a good bit of weight. Even though I was very active my food choices were awful. After college I continued to gain weight and my activity level dropped. Not a good combination.
As I sat down this year to make my "40 before 40" list I realized there were several things I wanted to accomplish but couldn't if I remain in my current shape.
I'm working on a healthier lifestyle. I've cut out my most favorite drink, a Sonic vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper. For years I had one or more everyday!
I started keeping track of my food also. I can see where I need to make changes.