I went to the Mens Wearhouse on Monday night with my wife, and purchased a new suit. I hadn't done that since I was in High School. The Army issued me a set custom cut Dress Greens but that was more than 25 years ago. Damn, I have to say I looked good in that mirror. No big belly sticking out there anymore.
It's not just about losing the weight, it's also about changing self image. I see myself as a regular sized guy now, no longer as a lovable, oversized oaf.
Putting on that suit and seeing the guy who has lived in this body with all the extra weight, and now doesn't is really reinforcing for me. I don't think I will have a good self image, I see it first hand in the mirror.