It's a good question. I always tell people that you need to find your DEEP motivation. "Being thin" or "losing weight" is not in itself motivation. You need to find out what it is you want to achieve from losing weight, or what it is that MADE you lose weight.
Many times we self-medicate with food. If that's the case, then we need to find out what the reason for the self-medication is - to get rid of it. Are we too busy? Are we sad? Are we scared? There is almost always SOMETHING that - if we look deep enough - is the reason for our weight gain.
"Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and the cookies at the other end of the table."
"Eating less, moving more, not eating stupid s**t = losing weight."
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.
I started my weight loss journey on October 4th, 2010 - and this is what I have accomplished so far: