I've read this whole thread and I love everyone's reasons from the self-love, to the medical, to the confidence.
My reasons/goals are a bit of each:
1)To be able to focus on more important things than my weight. It's so obsessive to me right now that alot of other important aspects of my life are getting shoved aside. Not good.
2)I have been lucky to avoid diabetes as it runs in my family. My doctor tells me that I am in perfect health except for my weight. I intend to avoid diabetes and to relieve the pain in my knees.
3)To look forward to wearing a skirt without worrying about rashes or rubbing holes in my stockings.
4)Money. I always used to tell myself that eating healthy was expensive. Yes the price of groceries can be expensive but I can grow much of my own food. Meat is expensive. Eat less, spend less, lose weight. Win, Win Win. Add in the cost of plus size clothing. And medical expenses. It is NOT more expensive to eat healthy.
5)Play tennis with my older child and run across the field with my youngest one.
6)Keep up with my husband on a walk or in the store.
7)Have a better bum than Jennifer Lopez!
Oh, and to the poster who asks if wearing heels is comfortable at any weight, the answer is NO.