I have blogged a little about my goals to become more fit and healthy. I began my journey last November (almost 1 year ago). I couldn't believe it when I stepped on the scale last week, and saw that I officially have lost 20 pounds since I began working out. I've posted about how much work I put into being more active and the commitment level. I am very proud of myself. I weigh what I weighed in college (and that was,ahem, more than 10 years ago). After having our daughter I thought I would get back to pre-baby weight, but never anticipated losing so much. I still have goals to stay active, but now it's more for staying active than losing weight. Changing what I was eating was the key component, especially the soda drinking. I'll admit in the last month I've been drinking more soda in a week, maybe three or four cans. But I was drinking two a day, which was a lot of empty calories a day.
My advice for anyone trying to lose weight is to start small, stay committed and change what you eat.