The best Birthday present I could have ever gotten was this past March, my Ipod Nano! I wanted one to start to lose weight and give me something to listen to while walking on the treadmill. It's wonderful (except for when I start my workout on the treadmill and realize the battery is dead! Grrrr).
Since March 19th I have lost 32 pounds! I have a long way to go, at least 38 more pounds to be where I want to be, but I plan on working towards it all summer, and it's so much easier than I thought it would be. Will power and workouts! I also use Sparkpeople.com, a great free place to track my calories, food and workouts to keep me on track. I make sure to walk 30 minutes every night on my treadmill. Once I get to the weight I want to be, I'll cut that back probably, but now I'm looking for serious weight loss so I have to do it every night. And my treadmill can attest for my daily 30 minute walk/runs because it's starting to sound funny! Just what I need. I can't let that thing go out on me!
Anyway I hope you get inspired to lose some weight, weather it's 5 pounds, 50 pounds or 150 pounds, once you start it's so easy and Spark People has forums where you can meet other people in your area for support! Give it a try! What's holding you back!
And let me know what songs you like to workout to. I'm always looking for new energizing songs!