That is the time that it took me to reach my first major weight loss milestone. I have officially lost 25.3 pounds.
In some ways 25 pounds seems like an enormous amout of weight. For example. A 2 year old child weighs an average of 25 pounds. When I look at a 2 year old and think, I have lost as much as she weighs, that seems like a lot.
In other ways 25 pounds seems like nothing especially when I compare it to the amount that I want to lose. If I equate it with my final loss goal of 140 pounds gone, I am only 17.85% on the way to my total goal which means that I am not even 1/5th of the way there.
I guess it is all about perspective. My clothes are looser and there are at least 2 pairs of pants and one shirt that I can no longer wear because they are too big. When I lose another 10 pounds, I won't be able to wear at least 2 more pairs of pants.
In the past 2 weeks I have gotten a TON of comments about my weight loss. From people asking if I have lost weight to other people telling me that I look fantastic. For some reason, I have also gotten a lot of compliments on my hair. Not sure what that is about since I got it cut at the beginning of August but I will accept any positive comment.
Funny Girl wants to drop about 25 - 30 pounds. She isn't heavy by any means, but she wants to trim up a bit. So far she is down over 10 pounds in the same time frame and is looking fantastic. At least next summer her grandma won't be able to say that she looks like she hasn't lost weight.
I think that because we are in this together and that we keep each other accountable it makes it so much easier. And the fact that I cook a lot for Funny Girl doesn't hurt either.
I don't have any before or after pictures yet, but as soon as I have them, I will post them.