Did anyone else lose the weight just to end up... not looking that much better? Does it affect your motivation in maintaining?

Beauty is fleeting for everyone, even supermodels who indulge in plastic surgery become less attractive as they get older. Middle aged women are usually invisible, whether they are thin or fat.

Even the hottest people usually don't fit the current beauty standard in real life anyway, because it's all created by photoshop and filters, and plastic surgery that makes all the stars look the same. There's no point in trying to achieve that, people who do try inevitably fail and then feel terrible about themselves because their genetics can't make them look like Scarlett Johansson (or whoever is popular these days). Ridiculous.

But how you treat your body when you are young dramatically effects your quality of living in the second half of life. Some 70 year olds are wheel chair bound, miserable, and just waiting to die. While others still go wind surfing and hiking with their grandkids. Your diet and lifestyle can dramatically effect your risk of disease, the outcome of pregnancy, and how well you heal from injuries, and these type of things not only help you avoid unnecessary suffering, but also improve your self esteem because you are better able to compete in the world. Thin is just the tip of the iceberg.

/r/loseit Thread