Losing weight is like going to college. Really, it is. Don't believe me? Okay, then try this exercise:
Wherever you are now, drive to Hanover, New Hampshire. Drive as fast as possible. Screw the speeding tickets and the cost of gas! It's a lovely town especially this time of year when the leaves are turning. Stop by the Dirt Cowboy Café on the corner of Main and Wheelock for a cup of joe. Stay the day if you like. Then drive back home. Do this every year for four years.
Then you'll be able to say you went to Dartmouth College for four years.
What? You have a problem with that?
Oh, so you say the goal of going to college is to stay there, learn something, and get a degree! So why is it okay then someone says they lost 40, 50, 60 pounds or whatever to get to their target weight? So what if they only stayed at their goal for a day? Wasn't losing weight the goal? Shouldn't we be happy for them? Ummm, not really. Losing weight was just a costly journey to the goal. The goal was to be lean and stay lean for life.
"Did you want a diploma with that?"