I am a good (or bad actually) 35 pounds over my ideal weight. Gross. My body looks nothing like what it used to. Nothing. It is very hard to look at myself in a mirror right now. I realized that I try not to look in a mirror until absolutely necessary. Which in the course of my average day isn't very often, since I have usually nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody to see (unless you count 4 very small people that have to look at me almost their entire day). I don't get dressed in anything besides sweats except for church and the rare occasion that we go out as a couple or a family. Would you want to get dressed if you had about 4 items of clothes that fit you? And of course nobody wants to buy clothes in their fat size, because I want to be "downsizing" very soon.
I am very happy with my Jillian Michaels 30 day shred workout DVD. The recommendation for the best results are to use it along with dieting and to do the workout EVERY DAY. Well, that's not going to happen. My version of dieting so far has been eating less crap and sugar and just LESS in general and trying to cut out soda. Even diet soda is bad for you and I've been wanting to quit for years. I am also trying to drink more (way more) water.
So far I have managed to do the work out 3 days a week going on my 4th week. I am trying to bump it up to 5 days a week. I'm not sure how many pounds (if any) I have lost yet. Gotta dig that scale out of the garage! But I am definitely feeling better now that I am making an effort. Those first two days were killer and I was so sore it hurt to sit down. Now that's a pain I can live with.