Proud Momma you're just like me! I have lost almost 30# (and could lose 70 more) and have received NO random feedback from family, friends or co-workers! Though i'm sure some of them must have noticed... gosh, I'm down from size 20w-22w to 16w-18w, you'd think it would show! I think people get uneasy about offering "weight related" compliments as it can be a touchy issue.
I have, however, started to receive generalized compliments, such as "wow that red is a great colour on you!" (same red blouse I wore 100x before! suddenly it's compliment-worthy!) or "wow you're all dressed up today!" (same skirt-suit I've worn at least twice a month all fall and winter, never got a "dressed up!" compliment about it before), or "new haircut? looks great!" (err, no haircut - just the same haircut hanging on thinner face tyvm :) ).
Yeah, waiting for validation from the outside can require a lot of patience!
As far as seeing results - there were some results I saw very quickly - for example how I FELT. No more acid reflux every night. No more bloated/overstuffed feeling at the end of every meal. No more ravenous-intense-pseudo-hunger, now that I'm eating a balanced diet and limiting simple/refined carbs and fast food and assorted "junk." These results happened quickly... within the first 1-2 weeks.
Somewhere between Week 2 and 4, I started to be able to climb stairs without hyperventilating at the end of one flight. Whee!
Somewhere between weeks 4 and 8, I really started to notice that my fat rolls are emptying out... I am not sure if I am 100% happy about being so "squishy!!!!" But hey, comes with the weight-loss territory.
The scale has been pretty consistent, I've been lucky with this. (2#/week give or take). Granted, I've been very rigorously sticking to my calorie ranges and "healthy" food selections... but I know that some people do all the same things I do, yet have a bigger fight with the scale before it starts to move. Every now and then it seems like the scale is moving "slowly" (when you have nearly 100 to lose, a pound or two at a time can feel SO SLOW!! but it is actually really good, and adds up to something significant pretty quickly).
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 174.0