For nearly 8 years now I have struggled with my weight. I went from being athletic and 150 to well over 200 lbs after the birth of my daughter. One year ago I began working with a personal trainer 3-4 times a week and I had started Weight Watchers. I lost a quick 16 lbs.......and that is where I stayed. Since then, my weight has gone up and down slightly, but there hasn't been any more weight loss. At the start of May, I started a plank and squat challenge. While I feel like I'm doing well, the scale has yet to tell me so. My family has also cut out a large amount of sugar and we have started eating more fresh, local produce than we have in recent years. Over the past few years, I have tried everything from magic pills, to super diets, to busting my ass at the gym. Mr. T says I need to focus on my stress level before I can expect my body to change. As much as I hate to admit he's right.....he might just be (but don't tell him I said so). In addition to focusing on my stress levels, I am looking at what has worked for my body in the past. It is time to get rid of this extra baggage once and for all.