For the first time in many, many years, I appear to be sticking to my resolutions. My chip consumption is way down. I haven't had a Coke since Christmas. I'm conscious of eating more fruit and veggies and less crap. I pay attention to portions. I'm moving more regularly, although sometimes life gets in the way of my workouts. And the biggest one is I am drinking a nalgene bottle of water daily.
Never in my life have I drank enough water. For a long time water alone would make me throw up-- partly because I used that technique to get through morning sickness: throwing up water is easier than crackers or apples or dry heaving. Now I actually find myself wanting my water bottle instead of forcing it down. That is growth.
I'm no where near as focused as Mike is. I don't chart my food, count calories, or have a full fledged workout routine. I'm trying to slowly encorporate healthy changes in a way that is sustainable. For now, it seems to be working. We do not have a working scale, so I don't know if I've lost weight, but my jeans don't feel as tight as they did at Christmas. I'm taking that as a good sign.