"I will just eat whatever I want and it makes me happy, so I will die happy."
That, my friends, is a lie. You won't die happy. This isn't Hollywood: "the big one" just doesn't painlessly take you out. Here's what really happens: you die a slow, miserable, death.
You get diabetes. You lose a limb. You have a stroke. You go blind. You're taking pill after pill after pill, constantly treating symptoms, but never the disease.
Your last years on this Earth are spent in the health care system. Constant doctor's visits. Endless trips to the ER. Non-stop medical attention and churning through the hospital. Mobility is restricted. Quality of life suffers.
All of that flashed before me when I was in the hospital last year and it lit a fire that burns inside me to this day. I only had to lay in that bed for about 2 days before I realized that the food wasn't worth it. It just isn't. Every food commercial will try to make you think it is, but it isn't.
If you have any weight to lose or if you just want to get back into shape and live a healthier life, don't wait. Don't wait until you're on the table in the ER wondering if you're done for.
Take action now. Throw away the soda and start drinking water. Stay out of the drive-thru. Go to the grocery store and buy some food instead of going to a restaurant. Make a healthy pizza with your family instead of ordering the garbage that gets delivered to your door.
Nobody facing heart bypass surgery ever says "I sure am glad I had the fries."