WHY do you want to lose ?!?!?!

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  1. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sometimes its helpful and it is motivating to remember WHY we are doing this !! If we can get excited about losing again like we did 3 weeks ago, we will have better will power, and wont give up as easily !!!

    Diabetes runs in my family.
    My mother was extermely obese.
    I cant run & play without huffing & puffing.
    I want to wear smaller, cuter clothes.
    I dont want to wait until I am 100 + overweight then try to lose !!
    I dont want to jiggle !!!!!

    How bout y'all ???
     
  2. Jaclynne

    Jaclynne Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I think reminding ourselves of why is a good idea. So here's why...

    1. I'm facing some future female type surgery and I think I'll fair better at optimum weight and health.

    2. I'm having a lot of trouble with knee pain since I've had three serious falls and I'm hoping a few pounds off will help ease some of the pain or make recovery easier if surgery proves neccessary. (These same injuries and the resulting exercise/movement restrictions are where the extra weight came from.)

    3. I'm tired of feeling sluggish.

    4. And getting older should mean getting better - so my goal is better!

    Halo
     

  3. mamajohnson

    mamajohnson Knitting Rocks! Supporter

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    I think your right, we do need to remind us why!!
    ok, here is my why's---
    First,,, my feet were killing me! I have lost a considerable amount of weight since I began, they are feeling better..
    next, I am very umm,,, well large up top.. anyway, so loosing weight has really helped reduce those, and helped my back pain..

    my present whys to keep loosing are--- I dont want to look yucky in the mirror! lol!!
    I want my DH to be proud of me, not embarressed... he told me the other day that I looked "feminine" that was the best compliment ever!

    I want to look like a lady again, even if I do have to muck out the coop, and drag around power tools, it is nice to LOOK good! (and feel good!)
    yep, bottom line is good health.
    I do feel so much better. I know in 30 pounds I will feel better yet.
     
  4. cwgrl23

    cwgrl23 Chief Vegtable Grower :) Supporter

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    I want to feel better!

    I want to have more stamina & strength to keep up with 3 kids!

    I want to like what I see in the mirror!

    I have a large pile of pre-pregnancy clothes that I like and WILL wear again!

    High blood pressure runs in my family!

    I am insulant resistant which the next step is diabetes.

    I do not need to be a super model (Won't happen, I am too short :grump: )but I do want to look good!

    I have to go to lots of trade shows and weddings (wedding videoagrapher) and I tired of looking lumpy in my dress clothes. Besides everyone knows the camera adds 10 lbs :grump:
     
  5. bluetick

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    I want very much to get off the high blood pressure medication I am on. The side effects are really getting to me! It would seem that getting some weight off- oh, okay, a lot of weight off :eek: - would get my BP down where medication is no longer necessary.
     
  6. southrngardngal

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    The number one reason is so I will feel better about myself along with #2. I have fibromyalgia and it hurts to walk or move somedays (some are worse than others) so I thought if I lose weight the pain won't be so bad. #3. My blood pressure runs on the high side. Not dangerously high but could become that way. I would like to look nicer not only for myself but for my hubby. And I would like for my grandchildren to see their Granny looking more fit. I have be very overweight as long as I have had grandchildren and I would like for them to see me at my normal weight (not what is normal for me now but what I am supposed to weigh).
     
  7. steff bugielski

    steff bugielski Well-Known Member

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    I am tired of being overweight.
    Have been since childhood. Dropped most of the weight when I moved out of mom and dad's, but 5 yrs later with my first child on the way it was back and then some.
    I really need to tone up my tummy or I will have back problems, need to lose some weight first.
    Some day I would just love to be able to wear something skimpy.
    steff
     
  8. Wolf mom

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    Gret question. I seem to be looking on the dark side these days so this is really helping.

    1. Get into work my clothes, so when I find a job I won't look like a sausage.

    2. Feel physically better - more stamina

    3. DD is a cardiac critical care nurse - so many obese people have heart attacks and their time in surgery & recovery time is longer & harder due to their weight. Don't want to be there.

    4. Looking better makes me feel better about myself. (that I care about myself)
     
  9. Hears The Water

    Hears The Water Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I want to loose weight because I am slowly killing myself and my kids are too young to be orphans. I need help.
    God bless you and yours
    Debbie
     
  10. Pauline

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    reasons i want to lose are
    1 diabetes runs in my family (i don' want it)
    2 high blood pressure and it's problems run in my family (i don't want them either)
    3 i have 3 children who need me and i want to be here for them
    4 i want to look good for myself and dh when he is home and not have to hide in baggy/boxy shirts and jeans
    5 because it would be a much better life without the problems my weight cause with my health and my ablility to do things with my children
     
  11. GeorgiaberryM

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    I want to look good in a photo again! And have fun in the clothes dept. And be more successful with my yoga practice - all those fat rolls really get in the way!
     
  12. Grandmotherbear

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    Hi all. Better late than never.

    I have to meet height/weight guidelines when I accompany the Council Venture Scouts to NW Atikokan this summer.
    At 5 ft 5 inches I should be 165. The last time I went I was 175.
    I always loose 20 lbs minimum on these backcountry canoe trips, it would be great if that "trip" weight loss started from a lower base.

    I haven't weighed myself in ages. I tend to circle 200 within 5 lbs +/-. Size 14 to 16 depending on coutiere.
     
  13. packratqueen

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    I want to run without huffing and puffing again!
    I also want to tuck my shirt inside my jeans again and look sexy!
    Even at my age!!
    I want to be able to keep up with my grandson.
    Mary
     
  14. crystalniche

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    I want to look better.

    I want to get to a much healthier weight.

    To wear jeans again instead of sweats would feel sooooooo good.

    Moving around would be so much easier on my legs if I were a lot lighter.

    While I have no problems with sugar I don't want to chance that problem in the future.

    I want to eat to stay healthy not for comfort, to calm down, pass time or as entertainment.

    The feeling of being thin is sooooo good that I want to have that feeling again.

    I really want to made my husband feel proud of how I look. He says he doesn't think I am fat but I sure know that I am.
     
  15. scgirl

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    As I am getting older and will hopefully be getting grandchildren in a few years, I want to keep my health and mobility for as long as possible.

    I remember years ago, standing in line at the military pharmacy, the lines were always HUGE with retirees, getting literally, bags of prescriptions. Once, I counted 20 prescriptions for one couple. Not what I want for myself if there's anything I can possibly do to help.
     
  16. Cheryl in SD

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    I want to lose weight because....

    I have clothes I can't wear
    I have a tummy that causes people to say "When are you due?"
    I want to be thinner than my sisters
    I LIKE being the thinnest cousin (still am even at 177!)
    I want to wear 3 sizes smaller, just BECAUSE

    Cheryl
     
  17. Maura

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    I want to loose weight because:

    I'm too short to hide extra pounds, and they all pile up in the middle. I want to LOOK a whole lot better.

    I have been so stiff and in pain for years. For years, I've been doing what I could to make myself better. Now that I can move again and have comparatively little pain, I want to do stuff. I think loosing forty pounds would help alot.
     
  18. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    Adult onset diabetes runs in my family.
    My mother and grandmother were extremely obese, and they hurt my feelings when I was young telling me that I was doomed to be obese, too. If I don't stop the trend now, they will have been correct.
    I don't want to have to buy larger clothes
    I don't want to wait until I am extremely overweight, then try to lose !!
    I don't like how I look in the mirror.
    Mom died of a series of strokes. I don't want to suffer like she did those last months not being able to move. For that matter, I don't want to spend the later years of my life having to sleep in a chair because I can't breathe when I lie down like she did.
    I feel better thinner, and I feel better when I exercise regularly.
     
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    I want to stay healthy. I don't have any health problems YET but I can see it hitting full -force if I do not! I hate the way I look. At fifty it will be much harder to lose but I am ready,able and willing. Deb