Very smart kellyk1027! Different people need different motivations, but for me setting reasonable goals has been critical to my success. When my birthday came around I had no problem keeping the celebration in check because I was focused on making my October goal ... same thing with Halloween.
And I second MrsKevin's invitation! The monthly and holiday challenges are such an inspiration for me. My goal comes due in mid December (I'm hoping to be 175 in time for a big trip) but I determined what my target should be each month and use the challenges to keep me on track!
Journey Started - 7/8/2013 @233; ONEderland - 9/26/2013; Lowest weight - 12/20/2014 @177
Journey Restarted - 9/09/2015 @220