” At 57 y/o I wish I could say my secret was pure discipline and self-control. ” My peak weight of 270 lbs. motivated me to try this new class of medications. In the first few weeks, I was snacking less, leaving food on my plate, and needed no discipline to eat fewer calories during the day. After years of struggling with diets, I was amazed at the data on the new GLP-1 injections.