All summer I was working out and eating better. It was a long haul, but I finally met my weight loss goal. I lost 5% of my body weight- which isn't much on my 5'4" frame..but it was 8lbs and it was HARD to do. And I was able to fit into some jeans I hadn't worn in almost 3 years. It is such a good feeling knowing the working hard has finally paid off. Now that we are moving I am trying to maintain with barely any exercise...but hopefully in another couple weeks I will be back to my normal routines. If your trying to reach a goal- don't give up!!!