Someone else posted about lacking motivation yesterday, too. My buddy Kim and I both responded and I think that our comments may help motivate you, too, especially if you're younger than us (I'm 28 and Kim is in her 40s, I think), and you still have the opportunity to save your knees from arthritis and other damage caused by carrying excess weight for a long period of time:
"Read through some journals and I am sure you will find many of us that have trouble with motivation. What motivated me was my doctor telling me I had to lose weight or live with the pain in my knee (arthritis). Since I have started this journey, I no longer experience the pain in my knee, so it was well worth it. I am enjoying the fact that I am healthier and have a lot more energy now too. You need to find what motivates you and do it for yourself! You can lose the weight if you want to regardless of others. This app has helped me tremendously and even when I reach my goal weight (which I will!) I will still be here to keep myself healthy for good. Now get your butt moving Smile
I completely agree. I've been heavy for a good portion of my life and I'm getting ready for my second knee surgery. (High tibial osteomotomy, where they will break part of my tibia and insert a bone wedge to force it from going bowlegged to knock-kneed).
It is going to have a long, painful recovery, and I did this to myself with my poor eating habits and lack of exercise when I was a teen and a young adult. I wish I knew then what I know now, but it is never too late to change your life and decide to become healthier, happier, and kinder to yourself. Smile
Every time I want to binge, or skip a workout, I imagine what it would be like to have to have a total knee replacement before the age of 40. I want too much out of life to stay unhealthy. You should want more, too!