When you have a lot of weight to lose, and you dive into a weight-loss program, there is almost immediate good and bad news.
The good news is, if you're doing it right (and, as I said, way overweight to begin with), you'll lose a lot of pounds right off the bat. Because you have them to spare.
Regardless, it's encouraging.
One week into my no/low carbs, no booze, bitch-on-wheels diet program and I have lost 7+ lbs. I feel and see the difference. It's awesome.
But then, there's the discouraging part. The part where you've lost 7+ lbs and even though you have noticed, no one else has. Because the truth is, 7 lbs just doesn't make that big a dent.
It's nothing to sneeze at, of course. It's just that at times like this you can no longer ignore just how much weight you've let yourself gain, just how much weight you've been walking around with. And just how far you have to go to get rid of it.