Wednesday, May 13, 2009
For The Challenge of Harry Potter Team, one of my tasks this week is to blog about what motivated me to join SP....
Well, let's start with what motivated me to want to lose weight and be healthier.
First off, last January, I purchased 3 pairs of pants at my usual size. I knew I had gained weight over the holidays but I was mortified when I tried on the pants and I could not button nor zip any of them. I told myself, "you are not returning these pants, you are going to fit into them and then lose more weight to get down to a healthier size". So I started. I lost 7 lbs on my own.
In the meantime, my weight watchers membership came up for renewal. I had been paying right along. I decided not to renew as I had gained weight anyway and why should I spend money to do what I already know how to do! About the same time I had heard of SparkPeople through people at the school I was subbing at. I figured I could give it a try and not spend any money.
My motivation at that time was to continue to lose weight to be a smaller, sexier size again. Also, it scared me to know that my new, unhealthy weight actually put me into the "overweight" category for BMI. I was, again, mortified! I have never been overweight. I decided that I need to get to a healthy BMI and become more active for myself, my husband and our son. I want to play and have fun with him and I want to feel good doing it.
So....there you have it...