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.

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

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.

I just look like the side of a barn.

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

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

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.

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.

I'm a pure failure.

I would describe my body as just being big everywhere.

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."