I'm coming to you from a very long plateau. I used to post here a while back (about 4 months now!) when I was determined to get down to 140 lbs. Then, for some reason, I just stopped. Since I now live in Europe, the good thing is that I walk around enough to maintain my weight...so the damage has not been that bad, but still- bikini season is coming up and I want to get back on track!
I started running the other day, but the fact that I'm a moderate smoker has killed that dream- 4 months of no running and smoking actively is aawwwwful! (quitting smoking now, working hard, hate it!) So then I stopped that for a while. On top of everything, I started the pill which makes me feel bloated and hungry all the time (but it is a necessary evil). So with all of these factors- is realistic for me to want to drop 20 lbs by August 10th? What is your advice for getting back into weight loss and sticking with it?