What if someone told you that they weighed 700 lbs last year, and that they lost 350 lbs in the space of 360 days? You’d want to know what they did! But if someone told you they currently weigh 350 lbs, you might be less interested in how they got there.
Or, think about this. What if someone told you they gained 175 lbs last year, and they now weight 350 lbs. This causes alarm bells. You’re going to probably encourage that person to look at what they’ve done over the past year so that it doesn’t happen again.