therex-i didn't really have a "plan" so to speak. i started off counting calories (1200-1300/day) and walking 30 min/day. i ate a lot of 100 calorie packs and started having slimfast shakes for breakfast and bars for lunch when i was short on time (i never ate breakfast prior to this). i never (and still never) deprived myself of anything, because i know when i do, i obsess and binge, so moderation became a way of life for me. as i got more in shape i started picking up workout videos and making sure i exercised between 30 and 45 min/day. as the weight came off more and more, stopped counting calories but watched what i ate (it had become more of a lifestyle so i naturallly stay between 1400-1600/day now). i tried 30ds (didn't make it all the way through), c25k (didn't make it all the way through), and special k diet (didn't make it all the way through)...seeing a pattern here? haha. sorry i don't have the magic ticket, but with patience, it worked
moonkissed-thanks!! both pics are in arizona. the "before" is the grand canyon and "after" is sedona. my brothers live out there and we go once a year. scenery pics are the only ones i have that have a full body shot of me. strange.
ps--my boobs have shrunk 2 cupsize since then
a dd to a c (i know i shouldn't complain) but my weight has remained the same. i was so excited that i lost the weight and kept my boobs...little did i know that maintainence would make them disappear. so be ready ladies...your body will change even when you're not trying to make it hehe.