I thought this was a nice progression to keep in mind if it rings true for you...it does for me.
"When you're overweight, you don't like what you see in the mirror. You reject your body, which has become unrecognizable or was never accepted. After dieting for a few weeks and dropping about 10 pounds, a patient can stand herself, buoyed by the initial signs of success. Then, eventually she accepts herself by making the most of her new-found body." -dr tran
Not bad for a guy to understand! (: