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

Discussion in 'Weight Loss Forum' started by Miz Mary, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Well-Known Member Supporter

    Feb 15, 2003
    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

    May 14, 2002
    N E Texas
    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!


  3. mamajohnson

    mamajohnson Knitting Rocks! Supporter

    Nov 27, 2002
    North East Texas
    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

    Feb 19, 2004
    South Dakota
    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

    bluetick Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2002
    southern CA
    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

    southrngardngal Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2005
    Philadelphia, Mississippi
    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

    Nov 10, 2003
    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.
  8. Wolf mom

    Wolf mom Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2005
    Appalachian Foothills
    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

    Aug 2, 2002
    S.W. MO
    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
  10. Pauline

    Pauline Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jan 28, 2003
    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

    GeorgiaberryM Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    southwest AR
    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

    Grandmotherbear Well-Known Member Supporter

    May 14, 2002
    Fl Zones 11
    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

    packratqueen Active Member

    Aug 18, 2004
    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.
  14. crystalniche

    crystalniche Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    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

    scgirl Well-Known Member

    Jan 25, 2005
    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

    Cheryl in SD Living in the Hills Supporter

    Apr 22, 2005
    South Dakota
    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

  17. Maura

    Maura Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jun 6, 2004
    Michigan's thumb
    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

    May 10, 2002
    Texas and S. Missouri
    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.
  19. desertdreamer

    desertdreamer Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2004
  20. Queen Bee

    Queen Bee Well-Known Member Supporter

    Apr 6, 2004
    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