My co-workers are all very supportive and we've been going to the track to walk a mile at lunch or doing the 9 flights of stairs (which made me feel like I was dying). Each weekend I'm making a detailed and calorie-counted meal plan for the week. I'm a planner. At the half-way point and the final week of the competition I plan on doing the TIU 7 day slim down.
I've tried cleaning up my eating before, but this time feels different. I'm not using the word 'diet' this time, it feels daunting. And I'm really motivated because I recently got a genetic panel of tests done through 23andme.com and I am very likely to develop atrial fibrillation in my lifetime. Which makes sense because a ton of people on both sides of my family have had it. I think getting in shape and taking care of myself for that reason is more motivating than for vanity reasons.
I'll post my calorie intake values and weekly workout logs each week and let you know how my weigh-ins go each Thursday morning.