I feel like I need to link to this man's site: http://www.344pounds.com/. (Hi, Tyler! In case you ever read this.)
I was googling elliptical workouts and I came across his page. I am entirely inspired by everything he's achieved. Reading his posts has taught me that I need to stop looking at the goal of the Mega next year and focus on little goals, like being able to do the inclines at 3.7 mph instead of 3.5 mph. For someone as out of shape as I am, that's a hell of a big accomplishment.