When I stepped onto the scale this morning, it told me that I weigh 100 pounds less than I did 1,070 days ago! More than half of that weight has been lost this year, thanks in part to a job that often lets me work from home, and pays me enough money to splurge on a 'deskercise' bike and height adjustable desk that I can use while working and/or playing on my PC at home. Thanks to my job usually letting me work from home a couple days a week, and the fact that I'm not currently that incline to leave the house for other reasons (I'm not a very socially active person), I end up spending about ~16.5 hours a week peddling on my exercise bike, which is something most people can't easily do. I still have a long way to go. I still need to lose ~35 pounds before I'm no longer considered overweight according to the BMI, which is my current goal. Since I've lost more than 10 pounds per month for the last 4 months, I'll probably hit this goal sometime this year so long as I maintain my current habits. I didn't think that I'd make it this far when I started. Looking back at when I put on the weight, it's amazing how much of a difference life circumstances make. So many people tend to assume that if someone's fat, they must be lazy. Yet, I wasn't lazy when I put on the weight (well, maybe a little, but not anymore than I am now or when I finished my master's degree). My religious beliefs at the time deprived me of a lot of the motives for wanting to be healthy, and I was in a situation that encouraged a really unhealthy diet (being a college student on a meal plan that provides junk food filled with subsidized corn). On the other hand, I'm not any more hard-working now, yet the weight is easily and quickly coming off because my life circumstances have given me the means, motive, and opportunity to do so. I just wanted to share this on here, but I'm also curios as to how many others can relate to this. Has anyone else been in the same boat (in any of these stages)? Side note: Overall, I feel better since starting to lose weight more aggressively earlier this year. My mood has improved a little, and I think that my weight loss may have cured undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, as I've been dreaming a lot more often and feeling more rested as of a month or two ago. I have recently experienced some mild symptoms that could be a sign of a serious problem caused by rapid weight loss. My doctor, who was aware that I lost 50 pounds since my last appointment earlier this year, had a few tests done on me that didn't find any evidence of a serious problem. He said that it's safe for me to continue with my aggressive exercise and weight loss habits.