I am not one who enjoys hearing compliments. When I am praised for doing a good job, I shrug it off and accept that it IS what I am expected to do, to do a good job all the time. But when someone calls me out on how much weight I’ve lost, I gloat and unabashedly exclaim my most recent weight reading! Losing weight, yes all 55 lbs and counting, is something that I did with my own effort and motivation. I did not have to get paid for it, and it was not to satisfy anyone’s expectation. I know I must remain humble, but for this, I toot my own horn.