I Have been overweight all my life. I've also been on diets all my life.
You name it, I did it. Then I ended up giving up on losing weight, I became comfortable being that fat girl with the cute face but when I gained my last 20 pounds and i wasn't able to enjoy the little things in life like taking my son to six flags; because I simply couldn't fit in the rides. Go to the movies without my thighs and butt hurting. Having to buy two seats on a plane so I didn't squish the passenger next to me ... And the list goes on and on.
I decided it was time to change. I decided that my life was worth more than that. That I wanted to enjoy my life and not pretend like I was that happy confident fat girl. So after drastic changes and working out 4 to 5 times a week, I have now lost a total of 170 pounds.
It's an every day battle but it is so WORTH IT. Physically I feel much better but psychologically I still have a lot of work to do. It's not easy ... Not saying it is but if you truly want it is worth every tear you will cry, every drop of sweat you will shed because you will have your life back and that is the best gift you could ever give yourself.