I’ve had lots of ups and downs in the past 11 weeks. I’ve eaten cookies and drank beer. I celebrated Halloween, Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas, New Years, and Taco Tuesday. But with an 80/20 percent of healthy, intentional eating and consistent workout, I have still been able to see a decrease in weight from about 225 lbs to 216 lbs. I am so glad I didn’t give up those first few weeks when I thought I didn’t see progress. I’m so glad I kept calorie counting and running and stayed dedicated to myself. After all, “I’m doing this for health” (which is true, but also to lose weight before we try to get pregnant) and along the way, I’m watching pounds drop off.