If you need to lose lots of weight (especially the 100+ pounders) and achieve this, you'll realize the difference between what you hoped for and what you get are far greater.
1) sh!t, I never realized I looked so hot (the face changes are awesome).
2) looking better than most of your normal weight peers.
3) being more physically active than most of your normal weight peers.
4) feeling and eating better than most of your normal weight peers.
etc. etc. etc.
The journey can be much more than just becoming "normal". With focus and effort - needed for big losses - you become in some sense "special".
You set the bar but what you end up with can be far greater. It is for me so far. And I am no longer the same person as old me (I did not see that coming). Big weight loss can change you
Fitting in the airplane seat was great, but I look and feel awesome which is...to put it mildly...a little bit more amazing.
Old me, now deceased:
I broke him down with diet, then exercise, and built him up again.
But he is not the same guy.