I'm basically striving to feel good and be able to keep up with the world. And be smaller. I'm always going to be "big", just by nature of height and bone structure, but that's not an excuse for all this extra weight.
I'm also vain. I want to feel confident naked. Rock a short dress. where a slinky top....
Lotsakids I totally agree. I lost my dad very young because of obesity, and I'm determined not to be a repeat.
Krampus I'm never going to look like that, but I definitely strive for "functional" fitness. I'd rather be able to say that I can carry the water jugs across the lawn and up my steps, or pull myself up on to a tree branch than say I could "bench" whatever number.