Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge: Right Thinking, Key #1: Challengers

What They Tell Themselves
Take a look at the challengers' internal dialogue.

Angela: I look like a freak of nature. I'm grotesque, I'm monstrous... I will be dead before I'm 40.

Thomas: I'm fat, I'm flabby.

Sarah:
I don't look at my body if I don't have to... I'm wasting my life.

Marilyn:
I always tell myself that no one's loved me in the past and losing weight isn't going to change that in the future....When I look at my body, it reminds me of Jabba the Hut.

Leslie:
I just look like the side of a barn.

Jim:
I can't stop thinking that I'm going to probably die from this.

Barbara:
I try to make myself look good, but how good can a fat girl really look?

Judith:
I have a big stomach, I have a big butt and I've got these cottage cheese thighs...I feel that I'm fat, disgusting, gross and not appealing.

Monika:
I think I'm ugly, I think I'm a loser and I think I'm a whiner....I always tell myself that I'm just not worth it.

Kim:
I'm a pure failure.

Terri:
I would describe my body as just being big everywhere.

Fred:
It's one of those things where you say, "Screw it, I've got too far to go, it's not going to ever happen, it's a pipe dream."