I always roll my eyes when I'm told not to pay attention to the number on the scale. I'm a bookkeeper and thus a numbers nerd, so it's just what I do. However, these pictures are from weekend to last Memorial Day. There's only a 15lb difference between the pics, but that's 10.5 months of working out - Body Pump, Body Combat, and an ab class here and there. Maybe the "they say..." isn't so wrong afterall. I'm still 50 lbs away from my goal and have lost a net of 35 (40 down, 5 up) in the last 14 mos, but looking at this pic just fired up my motivation all over again. Well, after I got done sobbing with pride in myself.