I too have struggled most of my adult life with my weight. Beer and wine are not so much of a problem for me, but breakfast kills me. It's hard to keep a good grip on a calorie budget when I can easily blow it before 9:00am.
I don't know that smaller thighs are a good enough reason to change your lifestyle either, but living longer and feeling better and having more energy certainly are. When you're dieting getting smaller thighs is just a very nice side benefit.
Starting weight: 244.6 lbs. 10/01/09
Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Weight to go: 44 lbs
Goal Date: 1/1/13