I'm thankful for many things, but today I want to say thank you to all the friends and family I saw today and this weekend, and specifically for the encouragement that I received about losing weight. People told me they were inspired by my writing, which seems pretty shocking because it's not that great... though it does make me feel a little more at ease with my English certification test that I'll be taking next month! People said they could tell I was losing weight, that I looked great, and that they were proud of me.
Man, if there was ever more motivation to keep it up, I haven't found it. Thanks for all the kind words. There will be times I won't want to talk about what's going on, I won't want to post pictures of what I look like, I will go off the wagon and have a total pig out day that wipes away a week's worth of exercise and I'll be really embarrassed, but thanks to all my friends I know I'll be asked about it and will be held accountable.
In other news, I need a belt because none of my pants fit :)