August 20, 2015 I wrote a transformation blog (http://trishbrechtel.blogspot.com/2015/08/transformation.html) where I committed to losing 50 pounds by December. At the time of my entry I had lost 17 pounds, as of today I have lost 25 pounds. I am half way to my goal and feel wonderful. I have totally given up soda (for me that is HUGE) and I walk every single day at least 5 miles (AGAIN a HUGE thing for me since I have always hated working out). I actually get annoyed if something happens and I am not able to go on my daily walk. Hopefully you can see a change in my current photo.