I'm a freak about doing things right and staying healthy, and I know what I'm doing. I think that is why I have waited so long to do this, because I know what it takes and I wasn't willing to do the work. I think people just need to realize that it's NOT EASY and that the process does involve sacrifice-- motivation required!
I'm trying not to lose a lot of muscle mass all the while building up my cardio and endurance. It's a real math game between food and calorie counting. I've decided to go back into personal training so this has really motivated me to make this a lifestyle change because nobody wants a fat trainer.