I read a nice little post today by Oprah’s personal trainer, Bob Greene: http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/200708/omag_200708_worry_101.jhtml (http://www NULL.oprah NULL.com/omagazine/200708/omag_200708_worry_101 NULL.jhtml)

In it, he describes the familiar pattern that a lot of people who struggle with their weight get sucked into:
“If only I could lose X pounds, I’d be happier.” Think about whether you’ve ever had this thought, consciously or subconsciously.  If so, does it help motivate you?  Or does the fear of actually losing the weight and then not being happy hold you back?  What can you do today to actually be happier, whether or not you actually lose the weight?