On 3/9/2009 I started loosing weight after a great conversation with an old friend. By 5/1/2009 I had created a 69,472 calorie debt in my food consumption. That is just under 20 pounds of loss in eight weeks.
Now I am five weeks into my next set. The original was very restrictive calorie wise. 24,006 deficit so far. Which is 6.8 pounds of loss.
When your tracking your calories, odd things happen. Food takes on it own personality and agenda. You find yourself stopping to grab something and wondering how many calories is this and how will you compensate for it later. Also, diet drinks occupy a more important spot in your gastronomic day, giving that full flavor with no calories to jot down.
At one point you really want to say "screw this" and go get something that will break the bank. If you give in, you will feel bad and if you dont give in you can end up with the blues.
There are lots of positives about loosing unhealthy weight, blood sugars normalize, you reduce the strain on your internal systems (heart, joints, etc.). You can just google benifits of weight loss to get a listing.
And yet, a large frito pie would be just wonderful about now. *sigh*