If you are dieting, as I am, you may find a Diet Journal to be invaluable. Sure it seems more trouble than it's worth. But in keeping my journal for just two weeks, I discovered that even though I stayed within my calorie allotment most days, I blew my fat allotment every day -- by a lot. Either follow a diet plan so you don't have to do the math, or be creative with cookbooks and blog sites that list nutritional information. Lose the weight and then allow yourself a little more leeway ... but not much! I'm sure as hell not going to post "before" and "after" pictures, here, but I will say I want to lose 10 - 15 pounds. Any motivation will be appreciated.