I started watching what I eat and trying to move more starting after we returned from the Poconos on January 1. (before then it was a holiday food free-for-all, multiplied by the extra eating (especially of crap) we always do when we're at the mountain house.
Anyway ... 4.5 lbs down so far. That's almost as much as a standard bag of sugar. I used to just be carrying that around all the time.
It helps me to visualize what I'm no longer carrying around. Before I'm done I want to carry around a total of eight fewer bags of sugar.
Or four of my cat.
Or half my daughter.
Or five gallons of water.
Or a cinder block .... a cinder block!
That last one hits home. I've been carrying around a cinder block with me all day, every day. No wonder I'm tired.
[EDIT: 1/20/12 -- Another pound and a smidge down.]