I've been really bad about taking good care of myself recently. After the birth of both of my girls I've gained 50lbs. In less than 4 years. True, I had 2 kids in 3 years, but still, it's bad. So while I have been really good at justifying my rapid weight gain, I have done nothing to stop it or to lose it. So, I've started a pretty regimented work out program and serious calorie counting. I don't mind the calorie counting, because it's allowing me to still eat the yummy things that I like (excluding things like frappachinos, cheese, chocolate and bread.) I also really like the exercising because it's burns calories of course, but I am enjoying the extra burst of energy. I've lost a little bit of weight already and can't wait to meet my goals. I really don't want to be a cow anymore.