You may not notice much of a difference in how your body has changed, but that "OMG" look on your friend's face is a sure sign that yes—you've lost some serious weight.
They weren't kidding when they said the feel-good endorphins you get from exercise are addictive. Now, when's that next 5K?
In fact, your local coffee shop has noticed a drop in sales because you no longer rely on multiple espressos to function.
Your husband couldn't be happier (we can't say the same for that coworker who thought you were single all this time).
The strange thing about eating more fruits and veggies is that you start craving more fruits and veggies. Sure, the burger and fries still call your name from time to time ("I despise curly fries," said no one ever), but most of the time you'll reach for healthy grub that makes you feel good inside and out.
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Ditto for airplane seats (and sayonara, seat extender!).
Gone are the days when your tots could outrun you (and, thus, wreak general havoc).
Parenting tip #153: If you want your kid to eat the apple, you have to eat the apple.
Yep—it's your turn to dole out advice on the importance of fitting in 10,000 daily steps, guzzling water and learning portion control. Be proud that people are looking up to you!
Let's be honest, weight loss isn't only about fitting into your skinny jeans—that's just the cherry on top of knowing that you'll be around for your loved ones for a long time to come.
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