When I first got heavy about thirty years ago, I let myself completely go. I turned into a slob. My mother took me shopping and made me vow to never leave the house without makeup and a hairdo. She said to me, "You were always an attractive thin girl and you can be an attractive fat girl, too."
Every Monday, I am weirdly drawn to the TV show, "Hoarders" and the next day, I start throwing away clutter. Because of that show, I have gotten rid of lots things and the Goodwill people love me!
When I think about the weight I have lost, I think of it as the 3 pound cans of Crisco. I have lost over 60 pounds which would be like carrying 20 cans of Crisco. Can you imagine carrying 20 cans of Crisco everywhere you go. I have about 23 cans to go (69 pounds).