i have a beautiful dress i had made in ghana, west africa last year. my friend is getting married july 2nd and wants me to wear it, but of course it didnt fit anymore, its not massively tight, but it sure aint comfortabe/wearable. i was going to call her and tell her theres no way i could wear that dress, but then i dont know what happened... i started to think of her, all the laughing and hanging out we've done, all these funny things she's said or done, our weekly ritual of going to farmers market for crab apples, and ive not hung out with her in so long and just thinking about all that filled me with love. we've seen each other only a few times these last few months, and she can see damn well how much i've gained, but serious i dont know but i think being able to fit into that dress for my dear friends wedding inspired me to at least TRY to fast. lo and behold, 8 days later, 10 lbs down, thanks to how much i cherish this friendship, and of course HUGE blessing that i found this forum.