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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/30/13 2:03 P

The reasons I want to lose weight (but moreso be healthy defined as 100% function of body mind and spirit with no evidence of disease--
1. I want to spend quality time with my nieces and nephews and not be winded or tired.
2. I want to get off meds
3. I want to go on a cruise when i get older NOT spend any time in a nursing home
4. The biggest reason-- I DON'T WANT TO DIE from stupid things. I will be fine dying of old age.

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4/30/13 1:07 P

I'm motivated because I want to be as active as possible as long as possible. I want to be independent all of my days.

People who talk about being bored - are boring.

There's a brighter day coming...
SABLENESS Posts: 5,460
4/30/13 12:52 P

Thanks! My motivation has been lagging, and I need a re-Spark. Just for today: stay in cal range.

FL - Eastern Standard Time

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Confucius
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4/30/13 12:41 P

I think it's hard to stay motivated to lose weight simply because weight is the side effect - the outcome - not the action. Weight loss is passive.

I can stay motivated to go for a walk everyday and enjoy the sunshine.

I can stay motivated to experiment with healthy recipes and find out how pretty and nutritious my meals turn out.

I can work on a personal challenge to complete a set of weights, or pushups, or squats, and beat my previous numbers.

I can throw out all the cereal, potato chips and cupcakes and replace them with oatmeal, salads and apples.

These are things I can do. My motivation is in the joy these actions give me. And, as a nice bonus, if I do them, I lose weight.

BUNNYLAMB SparkPoints: (39,456)
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4/30/13 12:23 P

Congratulations on your success so far!! Blood work progress is a great achievement, nevermind the 20 pounds and being stronger and healthier--you've definitely got something to show for your work.

I'm still at the beginning of my weight loss so I'm not sure I have any advice for you but thank you for being a good role model--and good luck on your next steps!

Editing to add a couple of things I do to keep motivated, just in case it helps... I have pictures and statements handy at my desk and near my bed at home that are reminders of why I want to lose weight... for me, those things include a couple of outfits I'd like to wear again, loving the way I look in my vacation photos, going on hiking and cycling trips, and a few other things. Yours might be different. I find it helps to look at these things when I "lose the plot" a little :)

There's a thread I love to read for motivation too, it's called "WOW! The little things ... what have you noticed?" I feel inspired after reading about other peoples' successes and it makes me want them too.

Good luck!!

Edited by: BUNNYLAMB at: 4/30/2013 (12:30)
GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,400
4/30/13 11:53 A

My motivation is dwindling. I am 66 and am healthy. After 3 years of a healthy lifestyle I am lighter by 20 lbs and stronger and healthier. My recent physical showed real progress in all blood work.

But I still weigh 164 which is too much for a 5' lady. With only a little more to lose the lbs are coming off harder.

I know you can't give me a reason to lose weight but thanks for listening.


"It's not what you eat between Christmas and New Years that matters, it's what you eat between New Years and Christmas that counts. "

Sharon from Florida

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