I’m still working on a better (or at least thinner) me. Yesterday I hit the 25 pound mark. It’s taken me just over 11 weeks to lose that much, but I’m mostly pleased with my progress. Of course I could wish it would go faster, or that there was an easier way of reaching my goal—one that didn’t include giving up my beloved Sonic Coke, for instance—but the truth is, faster is not always better, and the easy way is rarely the right way. So I’ll keep chugging along, counting calories, eating more fruit and less donuts, and saving an ice cold Coke for really special occasions.