Every year for as long as I can remember, I've made the same New Year's Resolution, to loose weight and to have a healthier lifestyle. Every year as for as long as I can remember, I was lucky if I'd last a week before going back to my old habits, all the while, my weight continued to creep upwards and I became even more sedentary. At the start of 2013, I finally had enough. I finally took stock in my situation. I had turned 35 a couple months earlier and I was standing there at 6 feet tall and weighing 315 pounds. I knew from experience that things like Atkins and eDiets meal plans wouldn't work for me. Sure they will help you get the weight off, but they don't teach you anything about how to keep it off, so the minute you step off the plan it is very easy to fall off the wagon and gain the weight back. I decided the only way that I was going to do this was with a lifestyle change that I could live with, otherwise I would end up back in this same boat again. What I've been doing so far: Joined Weight Watchers Online - This has been the best tool I could have found so far. It is helping me learn potion control and what foods are really bad for me. The program also encourages you to eat fruits and vegetables. Most of them are 0 points so I can have an apple if I'm feeling puckish rather then a candy bar. Eliminated drinking of soda - I used to drink 3-4+ cans a day. Now, I'm lucky if I have 1 or 2 cans a week. Unsweetened iced tea has become my favorite beverage More activity - This has ranged from taking the stairs at work whenever possible to walking 2-3 miles around town after work. This has been the most recent addition. I enjoy walking outdoors, and it's only been since April that its been warm enough to do this. As long as I'm doing something that I enjoy doing, it is much easier to get off the sofa and do it. (The gym or a treadmill would fall into this category for me.) After four months of doing this, I'm down about 30 pounds and feel better then I have in years. Has anyone else thought about doing this or have done it? I'm interested in what other people have done.