"Lift up your chin"
Originally Posted by Andy101
<lifts up chin>
"No, the other one"
I've lost a couple of stone (~30lbs) myself and it took about 6 months, just by not eating so much and trying to ignore the 'munches', going without breakfast and lunch even some days, and it worked. I got down to 13st (~180lbs) from 15½st (~217lbs) but now it's crept up to 13½st so I guess I still need to work on it. Motivation? When I weighed myself and it was near the 100kg mark I was shocked into action. I'm 5'9" and couldn't see my feet (or anything else below my waist, except my guts hanging over my pants) so had to do something for my health, which has had 'issues' and major surgery. At the end of the day you've got to 'want to' lose weight, like giving up smoking - you've got to 'want to' enough to do the necessary. Not easy when you're a confirmed salad dodger like me, and exercise? I'll sit and watch.
If I can't be a good example, I'll just have to be a terrible warning...