Here's a quick pic of my progress to date. At 75 pounds down, I'm able to walk long distances without pain, feel confident about sitting on any chair or airplane seat, and look "passible" in a bathing suit for my water aerobics class. It is a good feeling. Sometimes I look in the mirror and don't recognize myself.
My sister gave me the suggestion of wearing "skorts". I bought them in denim, black and tan and I think they are more flattering on me than shorts. Feeling sassy!
Here I am six months ago for my pre-Optifast picture - smiling and full of hope (and for good reason!):