One of the things I enjoy about the Army is the necessity to stay fit. I think if I did not have someone checking up on me and making sure I was maintaining a certain fitness standard - it would be easy to let things slip.
This year in particular I was pretty happy with things. I have lost 30 lbs to date. I have never had a problem with the PT test - always passed without any problems - but I have always had to get taped - the only time I hadn't was when I was enlisted and in basic training.
What helped me to lose the weight? When I hit 200 lb I was shocked - never been there before. I also wanted to pass the EFMB. The 2 of those combined to provide the motivation I needed. I began by portion control on foods, and preparing for the EFMB ruck march along with my regular fitness program did the rest. I'm proud to say the last 6 months I have maintained and even lost a little more. Now I'm running faster then I have at any other time (with the exception of basic training), and feeling great.
Here's some pictures from our PT test last friday.