Today’s 10,000 Pound Challenge Tip: Find your meaningful reason for losing weight. It may seem like an obvious or perhaps pointless step, but I have found that the people who are most successful at losing weight are those that have a strong, clear purpose for wanting to make a change. So today, before you jump headfirst into this New Year’s weight loss challenge, do some serious soul-searching and identify a significant and lasting source of personal motivation for finally shedding the extra weight. Maybe it’s to better manage troublesome health conditions…or to be around for your kids and grandkids…or to finally feel comfortable in your own skin and boost your energy level. The bottom line is that the motivation has to come from within YOU.