I know this has probably been done a thousand times on this forum...if so, I'm sorry.
Anyway, many of us let ourselves go for a long time and let ourselves get as big as we are/were and obviously weren't as worried about it as we are now. Not to be crude, it's honest...we all didn't do what it takes to lose weight for how ever long it took us to get as fat as our starting point.
What was the turning point for you? What made you decide it was time to lose weight?
For me, it was my Commanding Officer getting on my Senior Chief (Navy) about how fat I was and that I needed to be put on an exercise program. That, the fact that I hated looking at myself in the mirror and the fact that I was real close to 200 pounds (which is, by far, the heaviest I have ever been in my life). If I didn't do something drastic, I would cross the 200 pound mark and really hate myself...and my CO wouldn't let my Senior Chief off the hook (who, in turn, wouldn't let me off the hook).
I am embarrassed, I am embarrassed to see myself in the mirror and for others to see me this way. This is probably part of the reason I want to lose weight FAST, which I know isn't healthy...but I can't stand myself like this.
I look pregnant (Most of my fat is in my belly area. My 4 year old son gives my belly a hug and says he's hugging the baby girl inside me.) and I am a guy with tits that can hold a pencil by themselves! (My skinny wife tested this for me a while back and thought it was funny. She also told me before that she thought mine might be bigger than hers.).
Anyway...what was your turning point?