It is hard for a lot of people to imagine, but I used to be overweight. Many people think I have always been in great shape my whole life.


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so there it is.

That was me in high school, 50 pounds bigger than I am now. Every now and then I pull this picture out for one reason.


All it takes is a quick glance at this picture and two words.

Never again.

You have to have that moment in your life when you decide enough is enough.

That you are tired of feeling like crap all the time.

You're tired of the way you look.

You're just plain tired of living a life you're not happy with.

When I was overweight, every time I looked in the mirror it was a visual reminder that I wasn't where I wanted to be. For a long time, I let that keep me depressed and unhappy.

Many people who lose a lot of weight have a moment that spurs them to action. I read this story recently -->Retired teacher loses 250 pounds

Her turning point was she overheard a trainer at her gym mocking her for her weight. Instead of letting it stopped her, she used it as fuel to drop a tremendous amount of weight.

What is your "Never again" moment? What is something you can use as motivation to lose the weight and keep it off?

Find something such as a picture, some old clothes, a memory that will motivate you to stay on track. You can do this, you just have to stay consistent and never get down on yourself.