.83lbs a month comes to a total of 10lbs a year. See my pretty 10lb bag of chicken? (I buy them at Food Lion for $0.57 a pound when on sale. 17 leg quarters. Not bad. Normally I split them up into 3 bags, but Matt froze this one before I could get to it... Anyone in the mood for a cookout?)
So, that bag of chicken equals what I lost. At first, I was laughing at myself that it's all I accomplished, but people kept pointing out that it's better than gaining it. Then one friend told me to go to the market and hold 5lbs of Hamburger in each hand, and realize that's what is gone.
So, 10lbs may not be a huge accomplishment. By no means is it the most wonderful thing in the world, but it's something to smile about. Until the next 10lbs disappears. When you've been doing nothing but gaining for the past 4 years, you take the little things in life.