Nothing against any of your family members or friends. But I found that once I was ready to lose this weight I didn't need outside motivation from the people in my life. Having said that I love what I've found in 3fatchicks and myfitnesspal.
Over the years my friends or family would talk to me about losing weight and all I heard was blah blah blah because it meant nothing to me.
In March of this year I
decided that I was tired of feeling like this and looking like this so I'm doing something about. Every person has to individually decide when they have had enough.
(You probably can't tell but that is a bold period at the end of the previous sentence.)
I hope this answers your question.