I have to admit, I have been in a slump. I haven't been exercising regularly, my food intake has been less than healthy and I've basically just been feeling "blah". I've gained about seven or eight pounds and have noone to blame but myself... but I'm not seeking pity. I'm owning up to what went wrong and after coming back here last night, reading on the wonderful progress many of you have made my motivation has been jumpstarted. It's so easy to fall back into the pattern of overeating and decreased activity but not giving up and getting back in the swing of things after a backslide is the difference between failure and success and that's exactly what i plan on doing. It's not easy, and it's always a work in progress but after reading the success stories of people just like myself I know it's achievable!