People are finally starting to remark on my weight loss - friends, co-workers, etc. They ask how I'm doing it (diet, exercise), and ask if I'm following some sort of crazy fad diet. (no, restricting caloric intake)
More often than not, people provide commentary on their exercise habits or diet issues - usually it's some sort of comment on how hard running is or how they always spoil their diet.
How am I supposed to reply to that?
Running is HARD. It SUCKS for the first ten minutes. It's high impact, drives my heartbeat sky high, and makes me sweat like crazy. But it burns the calories, gives me time alone, and isn't a dreaded side squat.
Restricing calories is a continuous battle. I want to eat that frosted cinnamon roll that has been sitting outside of my cube since I got here at 9am, but I've resisted thus far. But for every easy decision I made to indulge myself, I have to make a hard one now. (Yes, eating better, more nutritious has been great for my energy levels, skin, and hair. But cream cheese frosting > plums in my book. Forever.)
But I do it. I do it, I monitor what's going in my food-hole, and I lose the weight.
If losing weight were easy, 69% of adults would not be overweight/obese.
I'm getting to the point where I want to bear-hug anyone who just says 'OMG GOOD JOB!'.