Thanks for sharing. You're right, it isn't always in the deep dark corners that we find the motivation.
For me, I was at the doctor's office. He checked my numbers and said "Well you don't have diabetes, and that's good. I'm surprised, though".
I thought "Fine. No diabetes". That's all.
Then, a little while later, I was thinking that if I DID end up having diabetes, then I would HAVE to change my diet, but it would be much harder because of insulin, etc.
Then the lazy part of my brain just concluded that it was easier to just do it.
Also, related to this, we always talk about the fact that being overweight is usually a compensation for something. We eat to solve a problem. We are bored, stressed, sad, busy, lonely. Something.
I help a lot of people in and outside my weight loss classes to find their reason, to deal with it, so they can move on.
And they always ask MY reason.
Truth is, I don't think I really have one. I think I was just fat because I really like food. I love the way it tastes. I'm a comfortable guy, and I think I just went into a life long bad circle of eating more than I should due to carelessness and ignorance.
What I needed to lose the weight were the right tools, and an approach that was doable for me. I found it here. I know what to do, when to apply it, when I can relax a little, and when to tighten up again.
At the same time, I have realized that it is super important to set your body up for fat burning. Basically, I build muscle so I can enjoy better foods without gaining weight again. I still love food, and I doubt that this will ever change.
I just make WAY better choices, with my new knowledge in the back of my head.
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.
From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!