Without getting all "medical".... 1. More energy to play with my kids. 2. My pants won't be pushed down by my stomach so that I have perpetual "contractor's crack". 3. Better ***..... according to Dr. Ruth, each 30 pounds gone = about 1 inch " gained ". 4. Self confidence increased 5. How my family will look at me....... last week my 3 y.o. told me I was "big and fat"...... that really hurt. After she saw the look on my face she apologized and said she would never say anything like that again. She was just teasing but it really hurt. I don't want her to have a reason to ever say that again, kidding or not. Add your thoughts!