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PEBBLESOHARA SparkPoints: (748)
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3/8/13 5:27 P

There are deeper things like wanting to be healthy before I get pregnant, and feeling a connection with nature, but what has been motivating me, and I mean REALLY motivating me, is a rewards system.
I like shopping and clothes (although I hate shopping for jeans). I found it difficult to work toward, deeper, more esoteric goals like "I am doing this for my future family," but it is easy to work towards "I will NOT buy any more shoes/t-shirts/dresses until I get below 135, then 130, now 125." Then when I reach my goal, I get something that I really wanted. When I dropped below 130, I got some Valentino sunglasses. Not only has it helped me stay on track with food tracking and daily exercise, I have started budgeting better, too!
Maybe is short-sighted or shallow, but it has been working.
Oh, and maybe less consumer-y, wanting to be a better athlete in a dance/gymnastics/circus arts program I am in. But clothes are involved with that, too. No new dancewear until I get enough arm strength to do an Angel with 1 hand.

Edited by: PEBBLESOHARA at: 3/8/2013 (17:29)
LIVE_N_LEARN1 SparkPoints: (36,172)
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3/8/13 4:02 P


MISSABBY777 Posts: 201
3/8/13 12:56 P

Winning the battle against diabetes someday soon! emoticon

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
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SIMONEKP Posts: 2,607
3/8/13 8:16 A

Progess and being tired of the same old thing year after year


"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
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1MILLDOLLARBABY SparkPoints: (43,404)
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3/8/13 2:38 A

The best motivation for me is all of progress my spark family is making and sharing with being supportive to them it in turn makes me want to do my best as well.....and it must be working to have helped me permanently shed over 70#!! emoticon

And in the end you'll see.YOU WONT STOP ME!
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MAYBER SparkPoints: (105,514)
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3/7/13 5:53 P

am motivated by all the great people here at this site
also my fellow TOPS members
my family is a great support system too
one day at a time

LOPEYP SparkPoints: (149,106)
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3/7/13 6:18 A

I'm motivated by thinking of how strong I am getting!

Northeast (ET)

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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CDNEXPAT SparkPoints: (985)
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3/6/13 10:51 P

Workout clothes motivate me to workout!

In the past, I was motivated by how I looked (ie. I wanted to lose weight to slim down physically), but it wasn't until I had to go to the doctor and had a blood test done, that my results came back. My diet was bad, and it showed in the test. Now my motivation is for my health. The physical is just a bonus.

3/6/13 4:27 P

My office is offering $50 to lose 10 pounds or $200 to lose 20 in the next 3 months!

HEAT04 Posts: 115
3/6/13 3:51 P

Looking at new bathing suits and shorts that are in the stores now....I usually hide behind capris. Not this summer!! emoticon

NANUK301 SparkPoints: (2,787)
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3/6/13 2:50 P

I motivate myself with the help of sparkpeople. That in turn helps me motivate my son so we both can lose weight and be fit and healthy this summer and always. No turning back, nor do we want 2. 4ward march with our weight loss emoticon

Healthier better me
3/6/13 2:33 P

On2Victory and Pixie-Liscious

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LOTUS737 Posts: 2,033
3/6/13 11:43 A

of course being healthy is there, but really i just want to feel attractive again. it's been a while. i don't FEEL overweight inside (i was always in shape growing up) and sometimes i feel stunned to see myself in pictures- what i look like doesn't match what i feel inside. so yeah. that.

Current goal:
-8 pounds (32 total) by October

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!
DANAKA4 SparkPoints: (73,061)
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3/6/13 9:11 A

Losing weight and inches. Want to stay fit and healthy.

JENSTRESS Posts: 3,481
3/6/13 9:07 A

My daughter. She isn't 2 yet, and she doesn't know "fat" or anything. So, I want to lose weight before she starts to see that. I want her to grow up in a healthy family. I want her to love fruits and veggies, and not want ice cream and junk all the time. I want to be around to see her fall in love, get married and hold my grandchildren. I'm not going to live a healthy long life if I don't start eating right and consistently exercising. I'm excited to run around with her and play and stuff, and if I am not fit, that won't work.

The rest of my family is another motivation. My husband and I can go do so much more if I'm fit. I want to spend our golden years fit and healthy and traveling. Not sitting and watching TV.

So my goals are to live a long life and enjoy it.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
3/6/13 8:30 A

my year old nephew. He is all the motivation and inspiration I need. he is my everything.

CBLENS SparkPoints: (47,463)
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3/6/13 7:06 A

losing weight at weigh-in.

Your encouragement is greatly appreciated!
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