I thought it might be worth talking about some NSVs since I've had my ups and downs on the other kind. My Pilates Reformer instructor (not the one who made the weird comment, my usual instructor) said she noticed that my face and waist looked thinner. I told her that I had only lost a couple of pounds and she said that it still showed. I appreciated that. We have to wear form-fitting clothes for that class so the instructor can check our form, so it would make sense that she would notice a change before other people do.
I've also noticed a small difference in how my clothes fit and how my body looks. I definitely have lost inches in my waist and maybe a couple in my thighs. My arms seem a little firmer.
Maybe the change is real or maybe it's just a little more confidence and better posture. Either way, I'll take it.