Wow! I stumbled across someone else's inspirational journey via a Facebook link today. While I don't completely support some of his methods for weight loss (and FYI- neither he nor I are medical professionals, always consult your doctor for weight loss advice), his story is inspirational and he does have some good points.
Here's an excerpt of something he said that I felt grateful for.
"Determination for life: hopefully all this helps motivating you. No
matter how impossible it feels...just know that you can do it! Trust me:
I used to think that I was "big boned" or it was "God's plan" for me to
be big. That's a blatant lie. Your identity should be found in living a
disciplined life (which embodies making Christ like choices that effect
every area of your life: mental, physical, spiritual)."
Now, go read the rest of Ben's story here: How Ben of Sidewalk Prophets Shed 120 lbs.