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5/11/13 10:30 A

my friends wedding in the summer

ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (103,737)
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5/11/13 10:16 A

to not get out of breth when I take the stairs at work!

Grand Rapids, MI

RESPONSIBLE4ME SparkPoints: (1,418)
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5/11/13 10:15 A

I want to feel better about myself.

“Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” ~Buddha
DONNAPOTTER2 SparkPoints: (530)
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5/11/13 10:12 A

I got a wake up call when my best friend had a massive heart attack last week.

N16351D Posts: 2,349
5/11/13 9:48 A

Reasons to lose weight ( or maintain and keep it off) by eating less and exercising more
1) prevents diseases such as heart disease, osteoperosis, kidney stones, and diabetes
2) exercise makes your heart and lungs work more efficiently which also helps fight lung diseases
3) to look nice in clothing (includes swimsuits!)
4) to feel energetic
5) to keep up with kids and grandkids
6) to have energy to enjoy really fun sports (water and snow skiing, hiking, swimming, dancing, team sports, etc.)
7) to relieve aches and pains from sore and stiff muscles
8) to increase muscle flexibility and strength
9) to feel confident after overcoming an obstacle such as losing weight
10) to be able to do hard, physical work around house, home, and garden
11) to meet new friends and try new activities such as yoga, ballet, pilates and other group activities
12) to try new foods (meats, fruits, legumes, vegetables) which are lean and expand my dining fare and improve my cooking

Those are a few of my reasons to lose weight, keep it off, and exercise. I am age 55 and have been exercising regularly for 43 years. Sugary treats are my vice (baked goods) and it is really hard to keep me away from cookies and ice cream. My motivation list above helps to keep me on track.

DIANITAH SparkPoints: (56,122)
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5/11/13 9:39 A

Be more confident in my cool Lands End bathing suit I just bought.


"So shines a good deed in a weary world."

-Willie Wonka
5/11/13 9:34 A

It's a beautiful summery Saturday morning and I want to wear one of my cute Lilly Pulitzer skirts today. Unfortunately I cannot because I've gained 20 lbs since last summer. :(

My husband and I are almost done with week 1 of the 17 Day Diet and I can already feel a difference in my clothing. Here's to hoping I can fit into at least one of my skirts or dresses by August!

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them- every day begin the task anew. - St. Francis de Sales
SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (180,065)
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5/11/13 9:03 A

I just want to know that I'm dropping fat even if I'm gaining muscle so the weight really doesn't matter at all. I know that I have a lot of belly fat to burn. So just getting tighter and feeling better about that.


RIMRANCH SparkPoints: (55,923)
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5/11/13 8:52 A

I want to feel better physically and mentally. I'm 51 and want o enjoy the rest of my life. I love hiking, biking, and canyonneering. You can't do these things and be out of shape. Plus I want to keep up with my grand kids!

Life is short so enjoy every moment!
LDION2005 SparkPoints: (18,565)
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5/11/13 8:45 A

I want to loose weight for almost all of the reasons I just read (way too old for babies!). I started the journey to help my knees. One replacement last fall, one to be done in June. My surgeon suggested it and scared me enough to take it all the way. Kinda slow loss but I don't want to go back, feeling good, down 50#, blood pressure down, and movement easier. Long way to go but headed in the right direction!

ELMA1913 Posts: 5,051
5/11/13 8:39 A

To keep my blood sugar and blood pressure where they should be.

JANCARD SparkPoints: (85,218)
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Posts: 1,937
5/11/13 8:32 A

Getting fit and breathing easier.

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
-Francis of Assisi

LEW0017 SparkPoints: (6,387)
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Posts: 150
5/11/13 8:22 A

To keep my glucose levels in check and stay healthy

SHERYLDS Posts: 14,427
5/11/13 7:53 A

for me it is never just about losing weight
I really need to focus on optimum health for me at any weight.
I learned the hard way earlier in life that bad habits have consequences and what you eat can be your poison or your miracle cure.
Now it's about doing what I can to make the rest of the journey as healthy as possible.

Sheryl NJ-EST. EL for 2016 5% Challenge/Spirited UnderDawgs

Asses to Ashes, Guts to Dust
Getting Rid of this Weight is an Absolute Must
PAMELAW464 SparkPoints: (1,620)
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Posts: 20
5/11/13 7:48 A

to stop feeling like I'm going to choke on my own neck fat!

I think I can .. I think I can...WAIT! I KNOW I can!!
JAVAJENN SparkPoints: (8,282)
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5/11/13 7:03 A

My health.

I think life is not so much about waiting for the storms to be over, as much as it is, learning how to dance in the rain.
5/11/13 6:44 A

For myself, my health and well being.

“Only as high as I reach can I grow
Only as far as I seek can I go
Only as deep as I look can I see
Only as much as I dream can I be”

¯ Karen Ravn

"Every time I hear that song, I go back....."

~Kenny Chesney
KMF2012 SparkPoints: (13,220)
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5/11/13 4:32 A

I am realizing how hard it is on my body to be carrying around this extra weight. It gotta go!!! I want to free up my body's energy to do other things than just carry around extra weight.

"My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in me, whom I have from God, and I am not my own. For I have been bought at a price, therefore I will glorify God in my body and in my spirit, which are God's."
(paraphrase of I Cor. 6:19-20
5/11/13 3:23 A

I want to live in a body that can DO everything that is expected from it. I want it to be able and ready for service.

'You know you are truly alive when you're living among lions.' Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

'The measure of civilized behavior is compassion.' Paul Theroux
TCANNO SparkPoints: (184,956)
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5/11/13 3:17 A

I am not I am just trying to stick to where I am

Edited by: TCANNO at: 5/11/2013 (03:17)
Trev, Kent Southeast UK

How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.
Join the 10 minute exercising challenge and get exercising.
See what you are made of by joining the 10k steps day challenge.

JULIACOLLINS62 Posts: 1,666
5/11/13 12:49 A

To met a new goal.

Skinny taste better than butter!
JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (326,723)
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5/11/13 12:05 A

because I love myself

Janie Garcia Moreno




POWER2XCEL SparkPoints: (17,280)
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5/10/13 10:57 P

feel better

FRENCHPIRATE SparkPoints: (279)
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5/10/13 10:49 P

I want to lose weight today so that I don't have to hurt all the time. I want to be the best possible me!

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,025
5/10/13 10:23 P

Be there for my kids so I can support and advice them.

JUDYAMK SparkPoints: (24,713)
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5/10/13 10:13 P

I want to be the best I know I can be, I am getting there, I am working hard at being the person I was before, the thinking process has already started 4/28/13

ARMYWIFEKASS SparkPoints: (3,072)
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5/10/13 6:03 P

To have a baby

Starting weight: 365
Current weight:357
Total lost: 8
RLEIGH1974 Posts: 59
5/10/13 5:50 P

my inner smile

HICKORYRN Posts: 277
5/10/13 5:37 P

So I feel better overall and to project a healthier image!

Edited by: HICKORYRN at: 5/10/2013 (17:39)
Time passes either way! I choose to look back one day and be happy I took charge of my mouth instead of looking in the mirror and wishing I had!
JAKAYER Posts: 5
5/10/13 5:17 P

So I am a better me

5/10/13 5:14 P

Online Now  • ))
to fit into cute summer clothes

DEBORAUSN SparkPoints: (11,954)
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5/10/13 4:24 P

Online Now  • ))
Overall health and I don't want to be a burden on my family because of poor health.

LADYLUCK72 SparkPoints: (3,136)
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5/10/13 4:22 P

I want improve my overall health, for me and my children and grandchildren!! emoticon emoticon

Hello all SP members, thanking everyone as we work towards our goals.Good morning Spark members just saying hello and ready to go spark-ercise!!!
5/10/13 4:06 P

I want to improve my overall health.

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (103,737)
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5/10/13 3:59 P

To not hide in the back row when the camera comes out!

Grand Rapids, MI

THOMPSON3815 SparkPoints: (4,118)
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5/10/13 3:59 P

My mother and father both have high blood pressure.i don't have high blood pressure I am over weight now . I need to take control of my weight

GIRANIMAL SparkPoints: (34,908)
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5/10/13 3:09 P

A ramp-up in my fibro pain -- could be coincidental, but also could at least in part be due to this 15 pounds I've slowly packed back on.

SMANISMELL SparkPoints: (76,799)
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5/10/13 2:45 P

To feel better about myself. I am in the obese category and I am trying to get to the overweight category.

FREE86DA SparkPoints: (602)
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5/10/13 2:15 P

Because although my BMI says I am obese I am blessed to not be on any medications or have any health issues and I want to lose weight to maintain that

BETHCG Posts: 1
5/10/13 2:04 P

I'm beginning again. Today, I want to lose weight so I can do all the things I want to do without my knees and feet hurting.

ERITAB SparkPoints: (3,812)
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5/10/13 2:01 P

So I can have the energy to play with my 7 year old son and I believe my weight has made it hard for me to get pregnant. Trying for 6 years and only managed to get pregnant once, unfort that didn't end good. :(

LWADE1963 Posts: 811
5/10/13 1:51 P

look good, lower cholesteral, so my knees will feel better

Lisa--canton ohio
KDYLOSE Posts: 1,067
5/10/13 1:38 P

To give my knees less to hold up.

If this was easy I would have done it already.
D1LYROXYD Posts: 4
5/10/13 1:08 P

I'm tired of spending the time that I do trying to dress to cover my size. And it doesn't work anyway!

JUSTYNA7 Posts: 6,272
5/10/13 12:29 P

I have bought a dress for a wedding in August and want to look just as great then in it as I do today!

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna

My Success story:
SMWARNEKE SparkPoints: (4,732)
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5/10/13 12:12 P

To improve my health.
To look in a mirror and not be unhappy with what I see.
To get to the point where I can complete a 5k in half an hour.

LJBKENT SparkPoints: (106,833)
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5/10/13 10:50 A

To maintain good health

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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5/10/13 10:46 A

To get off my diabetes medicine.

Lay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.
PENNI68 Posts: 4,280
5/10/13 10:42 A

Good idea! My reason today is to be healthier so I can enjoy my life more!

Penny - New York
ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (103,737)
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5/10/13 10:23 A

I try to write a reason to lose weight every day. When I am struggling with motivation, I pull out my list and by the time I get to the end of it, I have a little bit more motivation than when I pulled out the list. Thought this might be a good thread so we could scroll through multiple reasons to ignite the spark again!

My reason for today is so that it is a little easier bend over my shrinking belly and tie my tennis shoes!

Grand Rapids, MI

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