Here's my VERY recent triumph.
I had to buy jeans in February, along with pants to wear to my father's funeral. I had to buy 62/28 dress pants, and 60/28 jeans that had "extenders" in the waist (essentially elastic) so you could pretend you were skinnier than you were. I was absolutely humiliated.
Today I walked into Big & Tall with those 60/28s flapping around my hips and butt and legs, cinched on with the smallest belt I own, and walked out wearing a pair of 52/28s *without extenders.* And I was fatter when I started low-carbing in August than I was when I bought those 60/28s. I know I was, because I'd split a seam in them sometime in July.
I've lost, at minimum, 10 inches off my waist in less than four months. Probably more like 14 to 16 inches.
Folks, if that's not a triumph, I don't know what is.
Tell me yours!