There's a phrase I use quite a bit: "there's balance in the universe." Think about it--the balance of gravity and speed allowing planets to orbit stars. Charge balances mass and speed as electrons orbit nuclei of molecules. And usually when you get screwed over in some way, there's an up side in there somewhere.
OK, not as cosmologically accurate, but it seems that way, doesn't it? This applies in weight loss, too. For instance, it was MUCH easier to gain this weight than it will be to take it off. However, it seems that I am seeing results sooner as the weight goes down than it did when it went up. Already, I can start feeling some muscle tone. I'm actually aware of my muscles (which were darn near non-existent two months ago). I can feel my energy level improving already, even with only 5-6 pounds gone.
All this serves to motivate me a bit. I've been more patient this time than in previous attempts to get my weight/life under control. Hopefully this means that I'll be more successful.
I'm changing my life. The weight will follow.