After falling completely off the diet / fitness wagon, My new years resolution is to get fit so I can go to the pool with my girls without being embarrassed this April when we arrive at Disney. My weight loss journey started in 2016 when I hit my all time high of 269 lbs. I thought Jeez I am getting fat! I have been a pro roller skater all my life and my weight was taking all the fun out of skating. So after a lot of research I bought a Bowflex Max Trainer and over the next 11 months I took off a ton of weight before our December 2016 Disney trip. I hit the parks at 199! 2017 we went back in September and I was 210. September 2018 I was 230 when we took our Disney trip and at 239 when we went back to Disney this past Christmas. I seen the road I was going down and I started digging out old clothes because I couldn't fit into all my jeans from last winter. On New Years day I got back on the My Fitness Pal app and fired the Max Trainer back up and haven't missed a day working out since. I'm back on my 1500 calorie a day "lifestyle" (because diets don't work) and after my shower tonight I am at 230! My motivation is my family. I am 52 and need to be here for them and be able to take them skating, hiking, jump on the trampoline or take them to the pool or beach without worrying about what others are saying about "The fat guy that wears his shirt in the pool". I have a very realistic goal of loosing 2 lbs per week so it's safe and healthy and reward myself with one cheat day where I can have a meal out with the family and enjoy a dessert. My April Disney weight goal is 200 lbs. I have exactly 14 weeks to get it done. I keep telling myself it worked last time and I just need to stick with the plan and stay away from the junk food. wish me luck!!