My latest victory has nothing to do with weight, but everything to do with my weightloss plan. Back when I was 18, I was terribly undisciplined and lazy. This was the leading cause of my weight gain, and also the reason I flunked out of college. I didn't understand the first thing about self control, dedication, or patience. I'd get stressed, I'd panic, and things would spiral out of control. It didn't matter if it was a class or a pizza, it always ended in demolition.
But last March I stepped onto this weightloss plan, and have kept with it despite everything. It's been nearly a year now, and I've learned so much about myself. I still don't always get it right, but I succeed more often than fail, and the failures get smaller and smaller. The influence of having to control my eating has spread out to other parts of my life. I'm better at home maintenance and repair, performing errands, personal upkeep...
...And now, I'm preparing to head back to college in the fall. I've always thought about it, but didn't have the courage or the confidence that I could actually succeed at it. I always worried, "What if I try again only to flunk again?" But no, now I know I'm ready.
It took me until age 25 to learn the motivation that some people have at 18, but hey, better late than never!