I was going to mention this after I had written about my weight loss, but honestly...how much you have lost has nothing to do with how great you are. We should ALL be proud of any type of weight loss, because let me tell you...it took me a LONG time to realize that I really needed to lose the weight.
It's so hard to get started with it, so to find the motivation is phenomenal and I commend you all.
That's great, it's not "small potatoes" at all! LACHopeful makes a good point. Also, different bodies handle weightloss differently. meaning that for some people, losing 5lbs. is alot harder than it is for others to lose 20lbs. It's all relative to the individual.
I lost about 20-25 poinds over two years (and have kept it off about 1 year). It was partly the exercise, but I think a lot because I'm not home so much in the evenings which is a dangerous time for me in terms of snacking.