There are people everyday that ask how much weight I've lost. At this point I round up and I say, "almost 100 pounds in about the last year and half."
I get the craziest reactions from people. Mostly they are completely shocked and in awe. I usually say, "Well, I still have about 50 pounds to go."
They are still in shock and they don't think that there is another 50 pounds to lose. Trust me, there is another 50 - 60 pounds to go.
I've had to start looking at these 100 pounds in a different way. I just haven't felt like it's really that much weight. I'm not sure why I feel like that. I usually feel like I'm a little more than half way to my goal.
I've had to step back and realize that 100 pounds is a lot of weight. I don't really even know how else to put it, but 100 pounds is a large amount of fat to lose. No wonder people are so shocked.
This only occurred to me today while I was at work and one of my co workers asked me how much I've lost now. She was making such a huge deal out of it. I was just looking at her thinking that I still have a long way to go. I'm not where I want to be.
She pointed out that most kids don't hit 100 pounds in weight until late elementary or middle school.
Then I started thinking about it in terms of kids. I'd say I've lost about a 5th grader. I now realize that that is pretty impressive.
By the time I'm to my goal I'll have lost the equivalent of a high school student.