There's a good number of friends I run into only every few weeks or so. Some haven't seen me since last fall--which was 35 pounds ago. I live for that double-take.
I know 35 is a big number, but I don't see it, since I see me every day. They see it. And boy does it feel good when they do!
They don't even need to say anything. A double-take or eyebrow-raise gives me that extra little push that we all need once in a while: "I know I look good--just wait till you see me in a month!"