One way to keep motivated.
I am an assistant coach with my kids' high school cross country team. My wife has always been a runner and she got our kids into it. The sport is impossible to watch unless you run around a little bit yourself. Anyway, practice starts tomorrow and here's some motivation for me.
"Average weight of girls team: 98 lbs. Average weight of boys team:125 lbs. Average weight of other two coaches: 130 lbs. Amount of motivation for me to lose weight: infinity." Most of the kids at these meets have parents who are runners so I really feel like I stand out at the meets with everyone seeming to be on the low end of the healthy BMI (and me in the morbidly obese range last year). Tomorrow I'll be 70 pounds lighter than the last time some of these kids saw me.
I have to admit that I can't wait to see their reaction (though I'll still be double some of their weights--at least I won't be triple).
Started at 300 lbs., now at 221, going for 150.