For me it was the fact that I have everything I ever imagined I might want - DH, DD, great job - but I was still unhappy. When I first met DH, I weighed about 125lbs and was the happiest I had ever been. I was in control of my life, looked good and felt good. As soon as I met him, I started eating like him. DH is 6'3" and skinny but can eat anything his heart desires. I immediately started gaining weight - with each lb I gained, the unhappier I got and the more I ate. I tried to go on diets but I was so depressed that I would give up before making any progress. 6 months later, I would realize that I was much heavier than before!! I missed not wanting my picture taken - we haven't even had one family pic taken since DD was born 20 mo ago. I missed going out dancing. I missed enjoying clothes shopping. I decided that I would much rather look good (feel good inside) than eat potatoes or ice cream. I still have a long way to go to reach my goal - but every day that I'm successful, I know that I've taken control of myself again. I know some day soon I'm going to want to go shopping for clothes, get dressed up and go dancing. I will get that family picture taken one of these days. One day I WILL wake up and step on the scales and won't have to calculate how many more lbs to go. I'm doing this so that I can say with confidence that my happiest days aren't behind me - they are in the near future!!!!