My primary motivation to lose weight was because my children!!! I wanted to be around for them. I lost my parents due to heart disease and I was determined not to leave that legacy for my children. My starting weight was 200 pounds in 2011 and over the next year, I managed to lose a few pounds. My real weight loss journey didn’t begin until December 2012! Over the last 6 months, I have lost a total of 40 pounds through walking/running, logging everything I eat and eating less carbs. I eat clean (vegetables, fruit, turkey, and chicken, No white carbs) 85% of the time. On the weekends, I may have brown rice or pasta in a dish. I drink at least 6 glasses of water daily. I plan to lose an additional 5-10 and I will have reached my goal of 150 pounds. This is a lifestyle change!!!