I feel like a different person but the more weight I lose, the more self conscious I am of my body. I used to 'ignore' it, lol. I am really amazed at what I've learned about eating and how the body works. I have to say, it's been Wayne Dyer who inspired me as he talks all the time about reducing sugar and eating healthy - you only have one body! Even if your spirit is who you are, the body is the home for it in this lifetime.
I was privileged to attend a retreat with Dr. Dyer in Maui last fall, and admire him so much. The movie The Shift is a MUST HAVE for inspiration. The book Excuses Be Gone also gives a great program to shift your mindset. Jorge Cruise interviewed Wayne Dyer about Excuses, and this is good listening, even for dog training! Here are other places you can hear his message. You can even call him on HayHouse Radio, as he counsels people on a live show every Monday. I called him in November 2008 after moving to Alberta, and was really touched by his message as we chatted - about forgiveness and moving forward in my life being key to achieving goals of weight loss, happiness and peace. I KNOW this sounds like marketing for Wayne Dyer, but I truly believe his messages are so important to getting everything in balance, which is a key to weight loss.