This is an interesting question: Why do you want to lose weight?
The standard fatty answer we've been told to say all our lives is that “I want to be more healthy.”
Ok, that's fine, if that's really true. But is that your true motivator? Are you sure? Of course we all want to be healthy, but there is something beyond that, I assure you.
Seeing as I've gained and lost (and gained and lost, and gained…) so much weight over a brief 28 year life, I realized a few years ago that unless you can really identify these motivation factors as far as why you want to lose it, that you'll never be successful. I truly believe this. If you're like me, you start off super motivated and you can see the picture of motivators SO CLEARLY that nothing can deter you. But then a roadblock. Something that makes you lose sight of those things.
First it gets fuzzy and you think you can make it through the rough spot.
Then the darkness starts to come.
And finally the static. The black and white snow and white noise that erases the picture in your mind.
Can anyone else relate to this, or am I just a freak?
When you try and fail anything, why is it? Lack of effort?
I'm very focused and determined and head-strong (typical type A personality). I am usually pretty disciplined and I usually figure out a way to get what I want. But conquering the weight loss has been my life challenge. Like climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or crossing the Sahara. If you lose focus of what is waiting for you at the end, then what keeps you moving forward?
I'm just rambling really, but it's an interesting question, and I just wanted to throw it out there. I'd love to hear your thoughts.