Well, working out has not been a bust. As of today I weigh 168, which is 5 pounds lighter than my weight a month ago. Also, I have seen a marked improvement in my running stamina. My goal in this venture wasn't really to lose weight, but to gain some muscle tone and improve my cardiovascular strength. The improved metabolism has been a bonus.

It is something like this that makes you motivated to work harder. I'm also motivated by the chance that my mom and I might be attempting a half marathon in january. It would be an amazing accomplishment and makes me want to run all the time. So go me. I'll keep you posted.