I just finished the book Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado (I recommend any and every book by Max Lucado by the way) and in one chapter he referenced a scripture that I now have on my refrigerator to keep me motivated.
Hebrews 12:1 ...Let us run the race that is before us and never give up.
In biblical times they didn't dance Zumba, lift weights or shoot hoops (otherwise it may say... Let us dance the salsa that is before us and never give up). What did they do instead? They ran. And so will I (well not run, exactly... we've discussed my feelings on running already). I will continue to persevere and will slowly but surely get healthy, shed weight one pound at a time, and I will continue to love myself. And in the meantime I will stay positive. I will not, I repeat: will not, give up!
Be healthy, love yourself... remember you're In Good Company.