My friend Kim has been helping me by both providing a good example for me to follow and by offering me tools and ideas that have helped her. While I will never be an Ironman triathlete like she is, she is a great role model for me. Kim sent me this book for my birthday:
I'm working on it right now and I'm hoping to get some positive inspiration from it.
I am also interested in reading this one:
It sounds like it has some good ideas albeit ones that are wrapped in a trendy diet package.
I am also going to try and make some lifestyle changes. Once my hours change back to an eight-hour day, I am going to change my work schedule so that I have time to go to the gym before work. This will mean even less time in the evening with my family but I have to do it. I am also working on stocking up on healthy snacks for my desk area so I don't end up going to the candy jar at my co-worker's desk. I'll let you know how it goes. My goal is to get down to a size 8/10. I was really happy and comfortable at that size. Smaller would be fine but I think 8/10 is a reasonable goal for now. I'll let you know how it goes. The new schedule starts on August 2. In the meantime, let me know tricks that have worked for you and books you have found helpful.