I really wanted to share this with everyone and I'm sorry if it comes off a little hateful, but this is the truth. I started tracking my weight loss through an app once I hit 190 pounds so I have this really awesome graph! When people ask me how long it's taken me to lose 57 pounds, I answer honestly "a little over a year" and they look shocked. Why is it so weird that I lost weight the correct way; through a healthy diet and regular exercise. People expect quick fixes and really, if you want to keep the weight off permanently it's not going to happen quickly. You didn't gain 50-60 pounds overnight, so don't expect to lose it that way. I'm human. I fall off the wagon, but the difference in my success is that I got back up and focused on my goals. This road hasn't been easy, but I'm happy and I love the person I am now.