Tristi, I'd be really interested to see a daily/weekly menu of yours..I so wish I could lose 18lb too. =D
How often do you work out, and for how long?
How long have you been eating healthier? Ie, how long has it taken you to lose your 18lb?
Have your family also been eating the same foods, and have there been any revolts?
Keeley, you can find a daily update on everything I'm doing on my other blog, Tristi's Challenges. I'm keeping a workout log, a food log, and reporting on my progress. Everything you want to know and a whole lot you don't!
To answer some of your more specific questions, I lost four pounds last year moving into my house and the other fourteen since the end of August this year. I work out four times a week for about 45 minutes at a time.
My family has been eating much the same as I do -- but they've always been big into fruits and vegetables so it hasn't been too hard.
Thanks for asking!