It was a good day. I accomplished all my goals. I noticed my walking pace has increased without really thinking about it. While I am overweight (still medically obese) I am fortunate my fitness is fairly good. I walked with a skinny friend yesterday and he could not keep up. I destroyed him.
People who diet for the sake of their health only - are probably the most sane. I started my diet in order to look good and to stop people from making (intentional & unintentional) comments about my size. I admit these are shallow reasons but would argue they are valid.
My reasons for continuing my battle are changing. Slowly, health is becoming more important than ego.