As of today, I am .7 pounds away from reaching my initial goal of losing 30 pounds by the first of the year. I have now modified my goal and will be working to lose an additional 5 pounds. I have always been fairly active, but until my wife and I started this venture, we never had worked on portion control and tracking what we eat. That made the difference. We are excited to move on to the stage of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for everything that we have ahead of us.