Today, I'm half way between the beginning and the end of my one year journey to lose 75 pounds. I had no idea how important this journey would be to me when I began June. It seems simple, right? Eat less, exercise more and loose weight. In six short months, those three seemingly simple things have changed every aspect of my world. There are obvious and visible changes, like dropping 40 pounds, a healthier complexion and more energy. However, the most astonishing change is not an external shift, but rather an internal one. My mental and emotional state is calm, clear, focused and acutely aware of the possibilities that lie ahead. So far, the greatest gift from my weight loss journey is a renewed sense of self worth and a re-invigorated joyful spirit. I am so excited to embark on the second half of this amazing year.