I want to be healthy and beat the familial early death sentence. My dad was gone at 53, my mom at 60, and my brother at 45. I'm 54 going on 55 - scary!
A lot of this was life choices (heavy smokers, drug use, drinking) but so is overeating. My drug of choice has always been food. Trying to change that. On the other hand we have clean living relatives who lived well into their 80's.
a reminder from myself...
I have to fight the tendency of stinkin' thinkin' to give up because I'm not progressing. As long as I am still moving and watching what I put in my mouth then I am progressing no matter what the scale says.