Here's an article from the ACE (American Council on Exercise) Fitness website. ACE was my first personal training certification and I've always liked their professionalism. The article is about our attitudes toward body size, and how despite an ever increasing number of diet products, exercise methods, and lower fat foods, the American waistline is only increasing. The article reminds us that the focus shouldn't be on dropping to a smaller size, or hitting a lower number on the scale. The focus should be on healthier living. With the focus on healthier living, the inches and pounds will both drop, without a concurrent drop in self-esteem.
An attitude adjustment in the right direction is something we all need.