My motivation comes from-a couple places. In a way this is my
'job', and I need to do it.
If I'm healthier, stronger, not sick, I'm better for me, my family and the community. The second is independence. I don't want anyone to have to take care of me. I have people who would take care of me if need be, but I have to hold up my end, meaning I need to do everything in my power to be well. That means being in good shape, not sick (if I can help it). The vanity of looking better because I am thinner never made good motivation for me. I have to say it's been a long haul for me, I'm down 30 pounds from when I started, and it's about a pound a month.
I don't really care it's not going faster, I'm learning how to eat right in a way I can maintain. I've been going to the gym off and on, I'm back there now. I hate to go in the summer.
I am MUCH stronger, and my weight is going down, slowly, but that is much better than up slowly, which it did for years.
So, if it takes another 30 months I'm down.
It's harder when people in your house don't eat like you do, it feels almost like you are rejecting them when you don't share the food with them. That said, the same goes for them, they can help, at least by accepting when you don't eat what they do if you feel it's bad for you.
If you don't eat the junk for a month you will most likely have stopped.
Just do it for a day. Then another day. I know it sounds cliche, but it works.
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.- Arthur C Clarke
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. - Mark Twain