Two Days Before Launch Nervous, excited and eating too much

When you are about to something that is bigger than yourself, that you have waited your whole life to do, there is a level of anticipation, fear and excitement.

I have lost 50-65 pounds three times in my life: in 2008, 2001 and 1998. A few other times I put in some effort and lost 15-30 pounds.  I have always been a little afraid of weight loss programs, either because they are scams or because they restrict me in some way.  I have worked with a physician for two of the larger weight losses and I am ready to begin that side of the journey again.

This time I plan on using my 36 years of experience to my advantage.  Right now, I know that external forces are very motivational for me.  That’s where I will start.


Definition of Extrinsic Motivation: Taking action in order to obtain an outcome.  In the longer term, I do truly hope that I can exercise and eat well because I enjoy it, but it will take a while to get there.

And here’s a video about Extrinsic Motivation in Psychology. Enjoy.


  1. Hi Jerry,

    We are all in this together. I have been taking a pic of everything I am eating and it has really been helpful – I would certainly recommend it. Happy to chat more.


  2. I’m 350+, scale only goes to 350. Just got diabetes type 2…horrid shape. 64 years old and knees are shot.. Just a mess. Was in good shape all my life but had a concussion/stroke at 58 and gained 125 lbs. Starting diet again on Monday,,,saw you on the news today..GOOD LUCK!!

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