Lots of people say you should think about something like a high school class reunion and how they'd all react when they saw the new skinny you. Nice positive image. Me, I have experience with negative imagery.
About 6 months before my HS class reunion, I saw an old classmate who asked if I was going to when it was time for the reunion. I'd lost about 40 lbs. at that time and she was telling me how great I looked and how I would "wow" them at the reunion.
(I was very much overweight all through high school.)
Anyway, by 6 months later, I'd fallen off the wagon, regained all the weight and then some. And then the reunion invitation arrived. And all I could picture was this old classmate having been in touch with some other old classmates and telling them how "they should see Jello now cuz she's lost so much weight and looks so good" and then I go waddling into the reunion, bigger than ever before.
I didn't go.
I don't want that to ever happen again....