How to start this one off...I've lost a total of 60 pounds since I began my weight loss journey over a year and a half ago. It feels great. I've been at a stand still for the last 6 months or so as I haven't been watching my calories or exercising regularly, but I've definitely maintained. It's good to know I can do that! The other day my boyfriend (who didn't know me at the heavier weight) and I were leaving a restaurant and he said, "Did you see that guy? He about fell over himself checking you out!" in a very nice, NOT jealous way. I kind of laughed and said, "Sure he did." He asked me how long I was overweight for (I was at my highest weight for about 2.5 years but never had much of a weight problem from about 6 years ago and before that) and told me that I still have the "overweight mindset," and that I need to realize that I'm beautiful...hot... Me? Really? Now, I still have another 40 pounds to lose to get to my goal and am a size 14/16...that's no model size...but it feels great to know that he finds me to be so attractive just as I am. I'm back on track again and hope to continue my weightloss until I reach my goal, but it feels great to realize that the work I've done so far has already paid off. Good luck to everyone out there who is working so hard! Remember, we're all beautiful, even if we're not the "size" we want to be.