Finally! It has finally happened. I have been a very dedicated, very loyal member to the gym and have been puting in my hour at the gym 5 days a week for 8 months now. I lost 3 pounds off the bat then slowly got up to a tiny 8 pounds lost after 5 1/2 months (urgh!)so I got frustrated, stopped watching what I ate, but still continued with the gym. It's my "ME time". Meanwhile, I gained my little 8 lbs that weren't so little anymore back and decided I didn't like them and wanted them gone for good. So, on July 1st I set a goal to lose 20 lbs by my birthday which is next Tuesday(8/21) and yesterday when I weighed myself I had reached my goal!!! Happy Birthday to me!! I am so thrilled you have no idea. Now a lot of you think wow 20 lbs you must look awesome, but I have a long ways to go and I don't think others can tell so much even though Chad and my family say they can. So on to my next goal and hopefully I can achieve it. NO! I WILL achieve it. Then hopefully at the end of this all, when I reach my final target weight, I will have some great before and after photos. I already have the thin(before) to big(after) ones. Now I want the big(before) to thin(after) ones. Hooray for me!!!