I am 15 days into my resolutions and I am not that much lower on the scale, but I'm still not discouraged. I am exercising more regularly than I have in a long time, it's become part of my daily routine and I don't seem to dread it as much as in the past. Cooking at home has been a really pleasant surprise, I don't seem to hate that as much as I usually do either. Call it New Year optimism or pre-vacation motivation, either way it's helping me out.
One thing that is a constant distraction from my goals is time out with friends. On the one hand I am really trying to stick to my program and lose weight and save money. On the other hand, what is life without fun and friends?! My strategy has been to record everything I eat and drink even when I go out and I try to do extra cardio before and after. I haven't lost as much weight as I would like, but I'm not miserable in fact I feel happy and excited. That has got to be a win especially when it comes to the idea of building a healthy lifestyle rather than a temporary diet. My husband has been so supportive and helpful!