dcs_81 - Congrats on getting started with your weight loss. The first few pounds are the hardest... that's where you have to develop the good habits. You asked about my new diet - it's the TNT Diet from Men's Health. Its a low carb, high fat/protein diet that is coupled with weight lifting... it focuses on losing fat and gaining muscle. I've been doing it for about five weeks now, and I've been seeing some pretty good results already.
gattamom - Thanks
paloomino - Thanks. I would say that I struggled.. but I didn't really try. I just let myself go.
Clintd12 - A marathon would be more of a lifetime goal, but I'd love to run one. I trained for a 5k originally - now I'm running 5-6 miles when I go out every other day. I'd love to do a 10k this summer and start training for a half marathon after that. I want to lose my last 50 pounds before I try and push myself too far with the running though.